WomensLaw is not just for women. We serve and support all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.

Important: Even if courts are closed, you can still file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our FAQ on Courts and COVID-19.

Legal Information: North Carolina


October 13, 2020

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