Absolute Divorce Question


You do not need an attorney to file for divorce. The forms and instructions are listed on our website.

The filing fees are $90.


Lisa M. Angel
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
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Raleigh, NC 27607
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My husband and I have been separated for 8 months now. We have both been Charlotte, Mecklenburg county residence for 1 year. We have no children or property between us. I want to file for an absolute divorce from him. We will be separted for a year on Oct. 1, 2005. I need to know the following:

  1. Do I need an attorney to file for an absolute divorce in Mecklenburg county?

  2. How much will an absolute divorce cost me if I file for the divorce myself?

  3. Will my husband and I have to appear in court at any time during the absolute divorce process?

Thanks for your response.