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North Carolina Marital Property Laws

The term "marital property" refers to all possessions and interests acquired by a couple during the period of their marriage, which becomes relevant during divorce proceedings. Just a few states recognize the concept of community property, in which everything is jointly owned. North Carolina marital property laws do not recognize community property, which gives the parties more options for how marital property is divided in a divorce.

Learn more about North Carolina marital property laws, and marital property in general, below. See FindLaw's Divorce and Property section for more information.

Community Property Recognized? No, however Uniform Disposition of Community Property Rights at Death Act adopted (§§31C-1, et seq.)
Dower And Curtesy Dower and curtesy abolished (§29-4)

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a North Carolina divorce attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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