Going through a divorce is very stressful.

We understand that and our lawyers each have over 20 years experience to guide you through the process of becoming divorced.

The first thing you should know about divorce is that, in order to obtain a divorce in North Carolina, you must have lived in NC for at least 6 months before you file for divorce.

You must also have been separated from your spouse for at least 1 year without resumption of the marital relationship. It is also important to know that obtaining a divorce does not settle any other issues that arise as a result of being separated.

Issues such as custody, child support, visitation, alimony, and property division must be addressed separately from the divorce.

Furthermore, the granting of a divorce terminates your right to go to court on issues such as property division (equitable distribution) and alimony.

It is important to seek legal counsel prior to obtaining a divorce.