“I Want To Be Legally Separated” I am frequently asked how someone can become legally separated in North Carolina. Spouses are considered to be separated in NC when they begin to live separate and apart. Generally, this means that the spouses live at separate addresses. Many of you may have seen the old movie called “The War of the Roses” starring Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas. In that movie, neither spouse wishes to leave the marital residence so they live in the same house but consider themselves to be separated. Ultimately, that arrangement doesn’t work out too well for the  →