sorry for butting in Melissas,

Judges really want you to use attorney’s and to be honest, you should. However, by law if you call the clerk’s office in county in which are filing for this divorce; they have to tell you WHAT FORMS ARE REQUIRED by that court. For instance, maybe sch 21 and 19 and so forth; those may not be the actual sch # required but they can not just say they can not give you that information. It is all in how you word your questions when you call the clerk’s office. They are going to tell you they can not give legal advise but you tell them you are not asking for legal advise just what forms does the court required from you when bring in packet. I had my own personal experience with that, so I know they can tell you.


I don’t know. I have called and asked them what forms I’ve needed in the past, and they insisted they couldn’t tell me. I’m not sure what else they could possibly need. I’m wondering if the judge just didn’t like the fact that my paperwork didn’t look like the template forms that everyone else was using. He asked for my judgement, took one glance at it and told me that my paperwork was wrong. He didn’t even have a chance to read it. I’m very upset about this. I was warned ahead of time that this particular judge is a real jerk.


Dear melissas:

Greetings. Which county did you file your divorce in? This is the first time I have heard of this happening from our website. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
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


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I filed for my divorce using the forms on this website. When I went to court on Friday, the judge threw the case out saying that I did not have the right paperwork! He wouldn’t tell me what was wrong with it stating that he could not give me legal advice. I had followed the instructions and filed the paperwork exactly as indicated. I’m devastated by this. I am currently staying with a friend who lives 8 hours away from where I filed for divorce, so I wasted several days, a LOT of money, and I’m still married.