What are the Residency and Filing Requirements for Divorce in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, one of the spouses must have been a North Carolina resident for at least 6 months before filing for divorce. (North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 50 Divorce and Alimony, Section 6) The divorce complaint should be filed in the civil division of the Superior Court in the county where either spouse resides.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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