Steps for Absolute Divorce

The forms for the complaint, motion for summary judgment and the divorce judgment itself are the same and the example forms from Wake County, or those located in the self serve center in the Mecklenburg county courthouse will suffice as long as you input Cabarrus County on the forms.

Erin E. Clarey
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

Raleigh Office
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.787.6361 main fax

Charlotte Office
301 McCullough Drive
Suite 510
Charlotte, NC 28262
Main Phone: (704)307.4600
Main Fax: (704) 943.0044

Sutton Station
5826 Fayetteville Rd. Suite 205
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 321-0780


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My spouse and I have had a very civil and mutual separation with plans to still divorce after nearing our year of separation point. We have no children, have already filed a separation agreement, and plan to file for an absolute divorce. We would both prefer to not use an attorney/lawyer in order to save each other as much time, money, and trouble as possible. All this aside, Cabarrus county does not offer a DIY divorce kit like Wake County, nor do they provide one on their website. My question is in regards to the proceedings and filings and whether or not another DIY kit will suffice, or if the step by step instructions for the Wake County forms are the same as Cabarrus county and the forms provided are equal to those for Cabarrus county provided I fill in the correct county name? The forms available on this site seem very easy to understand, fill out, and file, provided they apply to my circumstance. With all the DIY kits out there for purchase (as unfortunate as that is) are they all equal and will they provide the same result?