Dear Fatherdoright,

If you have no other issues to resolve such as post separation support or alimony, your divorce should occur in a quick and timely manner after equitable distribution is completed.

Please be aware if you have a claim for alimony or post separation support and you do not preserve it before your divorce is finalized, you will permanently lose any right to request alimony or post separatiion support in the future.

You can find the forms for a do it yourself divorce on our website. Good luck.

Helena M. Nevicosi
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

10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
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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After equitable distribution is complete should I be able to get a simple divorce in a quick and timely manner.