North Carolina Legal Requirements for Divorce
|Residency Requirements||Either party a bona fide resident for 6 months before bringing action.|
|Waiting Period||Decree final immediately.|
|'No Fault' Grounds for Divorce||Separation (one year).|
|Defenses to a Divorce Filing||-|
|Other Grounds for Divorce||Adultery; divorce from bed and board; cruelty or violence; desertion (abandonment); drug/alcohol addiction; incurable insanity (confined/separated for 3 consecutive yrs.). Offers indignities that renders other spouse's condition/life intolerable/burdensome; maliciously turns other out of doors.|
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