Absolute Divorce Process


#1

When filing the necessary paperwork for Absolute Divorce, is it possible for the other party to join me, and sign something w/ the Clerk of Courts rather than being served w/ the paperwork? This seems like it would be a quicker alternative than waiting for Certified Mail, especially since the divorce is fairly amicable at this point.

Thanks!


#2

The other party must be served in order for the court to have jurisdiction over them in granting the divorce.
North Carolina law does not provide for a joint petition for divorce.