SEPARATION – HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question: 

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

State: 
North Carolina

Answer: 

Your question is rather vague. If you meant “how do you get started with a divorce (or separation)?,” we would direct you to your local county government resources in North Carolina. You could also visit your local county courthouse to see what forms and documents are necessary to pursue the course of action you are seeking to complete. You could also contact an online legal forms service and they can provide you what you need without leaving home. If you don’t know what course of action you want to pursue, you can brush up on your divorce knowledge by researching and learning all you can about family law in North Carolina. Whether or not you should seek a divorce, a legal separation, or if you want to try counseling or some other remedy before filing for a divorce, you will have to decide for yourself. If you can afford to hire an attorney, they can advise you on the best course of action as well. Getting started begins with educating yourself as to the options you have available in the jurisdiction you live in. Remember that divorce laws are state specific, and the rules and regulations within North Carolina are the only ones that will affect your case. Divorce laws in other states have no relevance to you. – The Divorce.com Team

Wendy Jaffe and Divorce.com can only provide general information about divorce. DO NOT RELY ON MS. JAFFE’S ADVICE ALONE. Before acting on information provided by Ms. Jaffe or by Divorce.com, talk to an attorney first about your particular facts and the law of your state. By submitting your question to Divorce.com, you are not creating an attorney/client relationship with Ms. Jaffe or with any of the other attorneys listed on this site.

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