Filing agreement


#1

If you have an attorney then they will keep a copy on file while you and your stbx should both have a copy also. There is no such thing as filing for separation in NC. You separate. You have a separation agreement. Then after the one year one day separation requirement, you can file for divorce. If there are disputes about ED, child support, child custody, alimony, then the courts can look back to the agreement that was signed to see which of you did not follow the agreement and determine what, if anything, should be done.


#2

You do not have to file a copy of your Separation Agreement. It is a legally binding contract once it is signed.

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#3

When I receive the separation agreement that my STBX has (supposedly) signed and had notarized, who do I file it with and how do I do that? We live in Cabarrus County.