does mecklenburg county require a hearing for no contest divorce? do both divorcing parties have to be present in person or attorneys can attend on their respective clients’ behalves? can the hearing be conducted over phone? how soon can the hearing be schedule after all the paper works being submitted to the court? how long will it take to get the final decree after the hearing? thanks.
Yes, you will have a hearing. Yes, you can have your attorney be present on your behalf. The process for a divorce hearing is usually pretty straightforward and not too time-consuming. How long it takes to get a hearing varies by county, but it’s usually 30-60 days after you file your divorce Complaint. Your judgment for divorce will be signed by the judge at the hearing so long as all of the requirements are met (i.e. service was proper, separation period of a year or more).