Considering A Divorce?

It is rare for an individual to seek a divorce without giving it serious thought and contemplating all available options. If you are considering a divorce in North Carolina, it helps to have a knowledgeable, experienced Cary or Raleigh family law attorney on your side. At the Raleigh Divorce Law Firm, we understand the challenges you and your family are facing. We are prepared to take you through the entire divorce process-from your initial filing through any necessary post-divorce modification. We provide a safe, comfortable environment for you to discuss your divorce, and we invest the time and effort needed to obtain positive results.

We Can Help

At the Raleigh Divorce Law Firm, we have extensive experience guiding North Carolinians through divorce and separation. We provide support and legal counsel in all related matters, such as-

  • Divorce
  • Child custody and visitation
    • Joint custody
    • Sole custody
    • Shared custody
  • Separation agreements
  • Father's rights and custody
  • Child support
  • Equitable distribution of property
  • Post-separation support and alimony
  • Domestic violence protective orders


North Carolina law requires at least one spouse to be a resident of the state for a minimum of six months prior to filing for divorce. Acceptable grounds for divorce include-

No-fault Divorce

In North Carolina, a no-fault divorce is usually the quickest divorce process. No-fault divorce can apply to the following situations:

  • Spouses have lived separate and apart for one year
  • Spouses have lived separate and apart for three consecutive years, without cohabitation, because of the incurable insanity of one party

Divorce From Bed And Board

A Divorce from Bed and Board can be used when one of the parties desires a separation and the other party refuses to leave the house. The following are reasons that are recognized as grounds for Divorce from Bed and Board in North Carolina:

  • Abandonment
  • Malicious ejection of the other spouse from the family home
  • Physical, mental, or emotional abuse that endangers the other spouse's life or renders it intolerable
  • Excessive use of drugs or alcohol
  • Adultery

Whatever your reason for seeking a divorce, the collaborative attorneys in Raleigh can help.


In North Carolina, the date of separation is generally regarded as the date the spouses begin living separate and apart from one another. While not required, the state of North Carolina recognizes legal separation between spouses. A written agreement detailing the terms of the separation may be signed by both spouses in the presence of a certifying officer.

Contact The Raleigh Divorce Law Firm Today

Are you considering a new beginning for your family? Let our Raleigh and Cary divorce lawyers provide the quality legal counsel to help your family through this transition. Contact us online or call us at 919-256-3970 to schedule a consultation.