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In North Carolina, divorce is a process that legally ends your marriage to your spouse. To be eligible to ask the Court to grant you a divorce, you have to be separated from your spouse for at least one year and one day. The process of filing for a divorce and being granted a divorce judgment can be a straightforward process if your spouse does not contest the divorce. After the divorce papers have been filed with the Court, a hearing date will be set for the divorce request to be reviewed by a Judge. Once the divorce Judgment is has been signed by the Judge, a certificate is sent to the office of vital statistics so that your divorce will be made part of the official record. You also have the right to ask the Court to allow you to resume using your maiden name or a former married name.
After a judgment of divorce is entered, all rights arising out of the marriage end, and either party may marry again without restriction arising from the dissolved marriage. If you or your spouse wishes to file a claim for alimony or equitable distribution, those claims must be filed prior to the divorce judgment being entered. After the divorce judgment is entered, neither party can file a new claim for alimony or equitable distribution. To determine whether you are eligible for alimony or equitable distribution, please contact the attorneys at Miller Bowles to learn about your rights.