Quick Divorce


Dear lostboy:

Greetings. The general answer is no. A divorce in another state will hold up due to the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the US Constitution, but not an “off shore” divorce. Best of luck.

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

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This may be a stupid question, but do those quick divorces obtained offshore hold up in NC? If you don’t have any custody issues and can get a separation agreement to cover property and asset division, is this a viable way to avoid waiting another 7 months for the actual divorce?