Greetings. Yes, you can hire an attorney in North Carolina to file the divorce for you, but the first date that you could file for divorce in North Carolina is one year from the last date that you lived together as husband and wife. If the last date you spent together as husband and wife was February 27, 2003, then the first date you could have filed for divorce is February 28, 2004. Be sure that you know the last date that you both acted spouses.
The divorce process is generally cheap and relatively fast (about 2 months). You can file an attorney to file it for you, and let us know if we can help. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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