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In NC, can a man get a divorce when the wife won't sign the divorce papers?
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Q) Can a man get a divorce when the wife won't sign the divorce papers?
Yes.
In NC, like all other states, "no-fault" is a ground for divorce. That means if one party wants a divorce, there's really nothing the other party can do to stop that. It simply means we don't get along anymore.
You'd have to file a petition for divorce and go through the court process. It's best to use an attorney if you can. Divorce is not a simple, DIY process. It takes quite a bit of paper pushing, even in the simplest cases.
You'll also have to divide up the marital property and debt. You can do that by agreement or you can have the judge decide who gets what. Generally an agreement is better since everyone knows what they're getting, and you don't have some stranger (a judge) who doesn't know either of you making decisions both of you will have to live with the rest of your lives.
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