Divorce Time Issue

In NC a one year and one day separation of the spouses has to occur before divorce can be filed. After filing, it is usually 30-45 days before divorce is granted.

Dear crytolos:

Greetings. Yes, you have to wait one year and one day to get divorced in NC. There is no way to get “divorced” sooner. Sorry! Thanks.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

301 McCullough Drive Suite 510
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax

1829 East Franklin Street, Bldg 600
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919.321.0780 main phone
919.787.6668 main fax


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My question is: Is there a mandatory time that has to be completed prior to filing for a divorce, or can a non contested divorce be completed in months?