North Carolina Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in North Carolina
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in North Carolina. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the North Carolina online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in North Carolina are as follows:

  • The plaintiff or defendant in the suit for divorce must have resided in the State for a period of six months prior to filing
  • The divorce may be filed in the either county in which the parties reside

  • (North Carolina Statutes - Chapter 50 - Sections: 50-8)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in North Carolina:

  • No Fault:
    • Husband and wife have lived separate and apart for one year
  • Fault:
    • Abandonment
    • Maliciously turns the other out of doors
    • By cruel or barbarous treatment
    • Offers such indignities to the person of the other as to render his or her condition intolerable and life burdensome
    • Becomes an excessive user of alcohol or drugs
    • Adultery

    (North Carolina Statutes - Chapter 50 - Sections: 50-5.1 and 50-6)

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