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Dear edavis:

Greetings. You are separated in North Carolina when you start to live in separate residences (places with different addresses). You must be separated for one year and one day prior to being able to file for divorce in North Carolina. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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My wife and I have been separated for over a year and I won’t a divorce. Do we have to be separated by law first before this process takes place? And if so how long?
Thanks for your time
Mr. Davis