If you and your partner have entered into a marriage that could be considered non-legal or voidable, either you or your partner can request an annulment, which would make the marriage null and void as if it never happened in the first place. This type of separation is not a divorce; if two people divorce, the state still acknowledges that a marriage happened between them.
To be granted an absolute divorce, either the person filing for it or the spouse of the petitioner must have lived for at least six months in the state of North Carolina prior to the filing date. The divorce petition must be filed in the county where the spouse resides if the petitioner is not from North Carolina.
The decision to go your separate ways can be complicated and emotional. The legal team at Marshall & Taylor PLLC, in Raleigh understands that this may be a difficult time for you; as such, we may diligently support your rights and interests throughout every aspect of your divorce. Get in touch with us by calling our offices today at 919-833-1040 to learn more about what we can do for you.