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This section includes a link to download a packet of information on how to file for divorce in North Carolina without a lawyer.

It also includes information about alimony and property distribution.

  • Free Simple Divorce Clinic

    Legal Aid of North Carolina's free simple divorce clinic teaches participants how to file a simple divorce action in court without hiring an attorney. We provide a packet with legal documents and an instructional video. At the end of the video, participants can ask general questions to a volunteer attorney through the webinar. Specific legal advice is not provided at these clinics. **PLEASE NOTE: Filing for divorce affects your rights to property division, spousal support, and alimony. You could lose important rights by filing for divorce. If you wish to pursue property division, spousal support, or alimony, you should consult with a private attorney to discuss your legal rights before filing. You are always welcome to attend the clinic for general information, but the clinic does NOT specifically address these issues. Clinics are located in many NC counties. If you do not see a clinic in your city or county, please check the surrounding counties in your area. Read More

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    Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • Divorce Packet (Self-Help)

    Instructions and court forms for requesting a divorce, for NC residents who do NOT have an attorney. Use these forms ONLY if you or your spouse have lived in NC for at least 6 months, have been separated for more than 1 year, you do not want alimony or spousal support, and you do not want a property division. Read More

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    Legal Aid of North Carolina - Central Intake
  • Guided Interview: Simple Divorce

    This resource provides access to an online interview for persons who wish to file for divorce in North Carolina without a lawyer. The interviews were created by Legal Aid of North Carolina and are hosted on the LawHelpInteractive national server. The interviews use a question-and-answer format to generate the forms needed to file for divorce in North Carolina. Read More

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    Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • Legal Aid Simple Divorce Clinic

    Multiple Locations Raleigh, NC 27603
    This group does not provide legal representation in court.