North Carolina Simplified Divorce Procedures

There are no legal provisions in North Carolina for simplified divorce procedures. However, premarital and marital property settlement agreements are specifically recognized as valid. The payment or non-payment of alimony may be the subject of a marital settlement agreement. [General Statutes of North Carolina; Chapter 50, Sections 16.6(b) and 20(d)].

Each state has its own unique filing procedure. When filing for divorce in North Carolina, you must adhere to the strict filing guidelines and prepare and submit the appropriate mandatory divorce documents to the county court. You can visit the North Carolina state statutes located at: to learn more about these documents. You will discover that some documents may be provided by the North Carolina Legal System and others must be constructed on a case-by-case basis containing certain information and criteria to adhere to the North Carolina Laws and the filing requirements.