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Conditions of Divorce in North Carolina

In North Carolina, “no fault” divorces can be granted, meaning that either spouse can successfully file for divorce from the other as long as certain requirements are satisfied. Deep reasons or other qualifying terms do not have to be expressed specifically in the divorce papers.

One of the statutory requirements to be granted divorce in the state is to be separated from each other for at least one year under North Carolina General Statute 50-6. According to North Carolina courts, intimate or casual interactions between the separated spouses that happened by chance or within what can be called an isolated circumstance does not constitute a restart of the one-year countdown. However, the spouses can at no point live together for a full year, and one spouse must consider the marriage totally over during this time in order for the divorce to be approved.

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