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Is North Carolina a community property state If not, how

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Is North Carolina a community property state? If not, how is the division of assets decided?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Lady Themis replied 8 years ago.

Thank you for your question.


No, North Carolina is not a community property state.


In a divorce in North Carolina, property is distributed under a theory of "equitable distribution" If the parties are unable to decide how to divide their property, marital assets are distributed according to what the court deems is fair (not always equal). Factors the court considers are the income, property and debts of each party, the length of the marriage, the age and health of the parties, and contributions of each spouse towards the marital estate.



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