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Legal Information: North Carolina

Divorce

Updated: 
April 23, 2021

What are the residency requirements to file for divorce in North Carolina?

To file for divorce in North Carolina, one spouse must have been living in North Carolina for at least six months immediately prior to the filing.1 It does not matter if you were married in North Carolina or in another state.
1N.C.G.S.§ 50-8