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If you lived together in NC here then the answer is no credit for that period of time.NC does not recognize common law marriage.You will only be given credit by the judge for the period you were married.Please don't shoot the messenger here I am trying to be honest with you.It would be 9 years and 9 months in property division of the retirement benefits.
Reference to the law
North Carolina is an equitable distribution state. This means that the court will divide your property in a way that is equitable, meaning that it must be fair. The court must begin the process by presuming that it is equitable to split the marital and divisible property equally.
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