North Carolina


 

How to File for Divorce in North Carolina


 

Step 1 - Download divorce papers for North Carolina using one of the buttons above.

Step 2 - The spouse who decides to file for divorce must complete the forms and then file them with the Circuit Court Clerk's Office in the county where he or she resides, in addition to paying the proper filing fee. These may include:
North Carolina Complaint of Divorce
Affidavit of Testimony in Support of Decree
Divorce Information Sheet

Step 3 - You must notify your spouse of the filing by sending him or her copies of the filed documents from Step 2 and the Answer, Waiver, and Agreement for Taking of Testimony. Next, your spouse must return the Answer, Waiver, and Agreement for Taking of Testimony to you so that you can deliver the forms to the clerk.
IF YOU HAVE MINOR CHILDREN -- Schedule a time to meet with your spouse to complete the forms related to your children. These may include:
Child Support Obligation Income Statement
Child Support Guidelines
Child Support Guidelines Worksheet
Child Support Guidelines Notice of Compliance

Step 4 - You will have to negotiate the division of your property (i.e. assets and debts) by jointly completing the Separation Agreement. Using the completed Separation Agreement, you then must complete the Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce.

Step 5 - After completing the Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce, the spouse who filed for divorce must file these forms. At the clerk's office, you may schedule a court hearing date if necessary. The clerks office will inform you if a hearing is necessary to complete the divorce, or if a judge will authorize your Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce. If the judge does so, the clerk will mail you the courts authorization. Whether you receive the Final Decree and Judgment of Divorce in the mail or at the court hearing, you will have to file it with the clerk. This filing will complete your divorce in the state of North Carolina.


 

District Courts in North Carolina


 

EASTERN DISTRICT

ELIZABETH CITY
Address - 306 East Main St. Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Phone - Unstaffed*
Hours -

FAYETTEVILLE
Address - 301 Green St. Fayetteville, NC 28302
Phone - (910) 483-9509
Hours - 8:00-5:30

GREENVILLE
Address - 201 South Evans St. Room 209 Greenville, NC 27858
Phone - (252) 830-6009
Hours - 8:30-4:30

NEW BERN
Address - 413 Middle St. New Bern, NC 28560
Phone - (252) 638-8534
Hours - 8:00-5:00

RALEIGH
Address - 310 New Bern Ave Raleigh, NC 27611
Phone - (919) 645-1700
Hours - 8:30-4:30

WILMINGTON
Address - 2 Princess St. Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone - (910) 815-4663
Hours - 8:30-4:30

MIDDLE DISTRICT

DURHAM
Address - 323 E. Chapel Hill St. Durham, NC 27702
Phone - (336) 332-6000
Hours - 8:00-5:00

GREENSBORO
Address - 324 W. Market St. Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone - (336) 332-6000
Hours - 8:00-5:00

WINSTON-SALEM
Address - 251 N. Main St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone - (336) 332-6000
Hours - 8:00-5:00

WESTERN DISTRICT

ASHEVILLE
Address - 100 Otis St. Asheville, NC 28801
Phone - (828) 771-7200
Hours - 8:30-4:00

BRYSON CITY
Address - 50 Main St. Room 306 Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone - (828) 488-5090
Hours - Only manned during court days*

CHARLOTTE
Address - 401 W. Trade St. Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone - (704) 350-7400
Hours - 8:30-4:00

STATESVILLE
Address - 200 W. Broad St. Statesville, NC 28677
Phone - (704) 883-1000
Hours - 8:30-4:00