Divorce is difficult and the process can be stressful. The first thing you need is a solid understanding of how divorce works in North and South Carolina. Our divorce lawyers can guide you through the process.
An absolute divorce can be obtained by either party, once you or your spouse have lived separate for at least one year. With the help of our South Carolina and North Carolina divorce lawyers, you can start to work toward this goal, meeting every regulation. During this time of separation you cannot resume your marital relationship. You do not need anything written regarding the separation and you are not required to have a separation agreement. South Carolina and North Carolina are “no-fault” divorce jurisdictions, so neither party has to prove marital misconduct in order to obtain the divorce based on a one year separation. As long as the separation period is a year and your paperwork is processed correctly through the court system, you can get a divorce. You can receive a divorce after a one year separation period whether or not you and your spouse have settled any of the other issues that may arise from the separation such as: custody, child support, spousal support, and alimony or property division. You can also obtain a divorce whether or not your spouse wants to be divorced, provided that you have been separated 12 consecutive months.
When considering a divorce you need to first ask yourself; is there is still hope for working things out? Have you considered divorce mediation? Is there anything you can do to strengthen the marriage? Have you exhausted all options for your marriage?
Our divorce lawyers are in cities across North Carolina and South Carolina are here to help you through this process; we understand that this decision is a difficult one. We are here help you grasp the overall outline of the separation and divorce process. The first step to contact our office for a free consultation with an attorney that can help guide you through the vital steps of your divorce process.