Also See: North Carolina Marriage Laws
Statute: North Carolina State Divorce Code (Chapter 50, Article 1, Sections 1, 6, 7 & 8): ncga.state.nc.us
Residency: Either party must be a resident of the state for at least 6 months prior to filing
Counseling Requirements: The court shall require the parties to attend parenting education classes if a minor child is involved.
Property Distribution: North Carolina relies on “equitable distribution” so the court will distribute the marital property “in an equitable manner if the parties can’t agree on their own. Separate property (property acquired prior to the marriage, as a gift or through inheritance) is not included in property distribution.
Alimony: Alimony may be awarded to either party at the discretion of the court. Fault is considered.