The sticky note is wrong. If the complaint indicates that the Defendant is a citizen and resident of NC and has been a citizen and resident for at least 6 months the divorce should be granted.
I have no idea what to tell you about the episode with the clerk. Even if you have incorrect info in the complaint it still isn’t up to the clerk to decide what to do with the pleading. Their job is to file the document as you have requested.
Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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