Greetings. If you have been separated for over one year, you can file for divorce by filling out the papers and giving them to the clerk of court in the county where you reside. There is a fee and you must pay the same when you file. It is your responsibility to ensure that your ex is served with the divorce papers.
I would also suggest that you look at the information at the following link:
Remember that you lose the rights to alimony and equitable distribution upon the date of the divorce! Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607