North Carolina, like many other states across the country, is a no-fault divorce state. No-fault divorce means the dissolution of a marriage does not require a showing of wrongdoing by either party, and it was created to allow people to get divorced from each other without having to go through the time and expense of litigation. North Carolina does require the parties to be separated from each other for at least 12 months with the intention that the separation be permanent.
But has no-fault divorce worked? According to one critic, “No-fault divorce has been a disaster. Touted as the antidote to the animosity and high cost of family court litigation, it’s been anything but.” Read more here.