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Divorce

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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

    By:
    Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • Alimony and Support Frequent Questions

    The Rosen Law Firm offers a comprehensive website on family law issues, including frequent questions, articles, videos, and more. The firm has offices in Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte. Read More

    By:
    Rosen Law Firm
  • Dividing Your Property - the House and Everything (video)

    Dividing the Property is often one of the biggest issues in divorce. Property Distribution can be decided by a judge or by an agreement put into place by you and your spouse. In this video, attorney Lee Rosen discusses the factors involved in Property Distribution in North Carolina. Read More

    By:
    Rosen Law Firm
  • 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

    By:
    Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • Marriage, Divorce, and Name Changes

    On this webpage, the Social Security Administration explains how to change or correct your name on your Social Security number card after marriage or divorce. There is also a link to a PDF document discussing name changes in North Carolina. Read More

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Separation, Annulment, and Divorce

    Unfortunately, almost half of marriages end up in divorce, and there are several different ways couples can go about it. Content Detail

    By:
    American Bar Association