My wife is in a hurry to get the divorce as soon as the year+1 day is reached. Neither of us wants to contest anything, we’ve already settled our differences in the separation agreement. I came across mention of “Judgement for Absolute Divorce Before The Clerk”, which makes it sound possible to do all this rather quickly. Does the following seem correct?
First, whichever one of us is the plantiff files these (from the Rosen Divorce guide):
[li] Complaint for Absolute Divorce, with notarized verification (original + 2 copies)[/li]
[li] Civil Summons (original, + 2 copies in yellow)[/li]
[li] Civil Action Cover Sheet[/li][/ul]
Then the defendant takes a copy of the summons and complaint, gets the below notarized, and then files these (from this nccourts.org doc):
[li] Defendant’s Acceptance of Service of Process and General Appearance, with notarized verification[/li]
[li] Defendant’s Answer to Divorce Complaint and Waiver, with notarized verification. To the version in the nccourts.org doc, add a clause to also waive notice of hearings related to the complaint.[/li][/ul]
Then the plantiff can go back to the clerk again and request the Judgement for Absolute Divorce Before The Clerk. And it sounds like all of this can be taken care of in as much time as it takes to wait in line, have the defendant’s stuff notarized, then wait in line again.