Absolute Divorce


#1

Long story, but we may end up having to do our divorce ourselves. I saw all the forms that need to be filled out, but my question is: do I need to do anything before the one year separation date? i.e. when do I mail these forms in?

We have done a separation agreement. I saw the following on a website: [quote]The first way to obtain a North Carolina divorce is to establish a one year separation. A divorce in North Carolina is typically granted within about 60 days of the date of filing for the divorce.[/quote] Is this true? I thought the day we filed (the day after one year of separation) we are legally divorced, but I have to wait 60 days after that until I get the paper for it to be official?

Thanks in advance for your help.


#2

There is an entire process involved in getting an absolute divorce and it begins with filing the Complaint at the clerks office. There is a video on the website which describes the process, also many counties have Do it Your Self packets with instructions on the process.