Durham Divorce Mediation Basics
Divorce mediation can be an alternative to lengthy, public court battles. A divorce mediator can assist with a settlement agreement on issues like property division, alimony, child support and child custody, and more.
In North Carolina, an uncontested divorce is also known as an “absolute divorce.” To qualify for an uncontested divorce, you must agree on all important issues and file a written settlement agreement that details the agreements between the spouses. You must also meet certain residency requirements (generally six months), and maintain separation for at least one full year prior to filing. Finally, you must agree on the reason(s) for your divorce. N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 50-6, 52-10.2 (2022).
To file an uncontested divorce in Durham, visit the North Carolina Judicial Branch’s website to find information and resources for filing. The North Carolina Divorce Packet will also come in handy as you prepare for filing. To file, visit the clerk of the court website to find your filing location with the General Court of Justice Civil District Division.
You can save time and money by first working with a mediator to resolve your disputes. Our Durham divorce mediation can save you significant time and money when you use a divorce mediator to assist with your divorce settlement agreement.
For more information on Durham divorce mediation, visit DivorceNet’s page on divorce in North Carolina.
Divorce mediation offers a number of advantages, including:
- lower cost,
- freedom to make informed decisions,
- control, and
You and your spouse control the outcome of divorce mediation, not the courts.
For divorce mediation to be successful, it’s important that both spouses engage in good faith. Mediation will likely not be successful if one spouse is more interested in harming the other spouse than resolving disputes over property or child custody arrangements. If both spouses engage in good faith, though, mediation can save significant time and money for both spouses.