Greetings. A divorce can be filed one year and one day after the date of separation. If you have been separated in excess of this time period, and you don’t have issues of alimony or equitable distribution that you are working on resolving, then you can go ahead and file for divorce. Now, as far as waiting to sign an agreement, I don’t know…since you have not mentioned anything about when your date of separation was.
And, no, of course there is no charge for this? How would I charge you silly? Send you an e-mail bill? That really made me laugh though, so thanks for the giggle.
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
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