Charlotte, NC asked in Child Custody and Divorce for North Carolina

Q: How do I contest a divorce?

My husband filed for the divorce and originally I did not contest it. A court date was scheduled for January 31,2022 and the divorce was not granted because I was not properly served. I now feel like I should contest the divorce, but I don’t know if I still have the opportunity to.

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Stephen Edward Robertson
Stephen Edward Robertson
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: In North Carolina the requirement for divorce is that parties must have lived separate and apart except in rare circumstances. It requires that only one party needs to have had the intent to live separate and apart. To contest the divorce you would need to show you have not lived separate and apart for a year.

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