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Absolute Divorce Requirements

  • One spouse has been a resident of NC for at least 6 months before filing for divorce
  • Date of marriage
  • Date of separation
  • At the time of separation, it was the intent of at least one party to permanently end the marital relationship
  • Parties have lived separate and apart for at least one year and one day
  • There has not been a resumption of marital relations during the period of separation
  • Names/dates of birth of children or state that there were no children born of the marriage
    • Name/DOB: __________________________
    • Name/DOB: __________________________
    • Name/DOB: __________________________
    • Name/DOB: __________________________
  • Defendant is not an infant or incompetent person.
  • Defendant is / is not member of the U.S. Military
  • Complaint must be verified at least 1 year and 1 day following the date of separation

Additional information

  • Affidavit of Military Service
  • Place of Marriage: ________________________ (for certificate of Absolute Divorce)


  • If Plaintiff lives out of state, the Complaint must be filed in Defendant’s county of residence
  • If both NC residents, preferable to file in county where at least one party resides

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