Canadian Marriages & U.S. Divorces

Dear hlabear:

Greetings. Yes, you can get divorced in North Carolina, but you must ensure that you serve the complaint on her correctly, since you are serving process internationally. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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My wife and I are Canadian and were married in Canada in '94. We moved here in '99. My wife moved back to Canada in October '03. Can I get divorced in NC? Thanks.