In North Carolina, if a spouse does not file a claim for alimony or equitable distribution before a divorce judgment is granted, generally that spouse has lost the right to be awarded alimony or marital property. The key date is the date of the divorce judgment, though, and not the date of the one year’s separation. The one year period of separation is a requirement for filing for divorce.
David L. McGuire
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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