And What to put on a judgment for absolute divorce before the clerk if your spouse files a motion requesting continuance and to contest
Most counties have their own format for Notices of Hearing and Calendar Requests, this is why hiring an attorney is best (and likely cheaper unless yours does turn out to be contested). You can go to the Clerk's office and ask to see a sample. As to the Judgment, if it is done before the Clerk, usually the clerk will fill out the Judgment. It is a very simple check box type form. Best of luck.
DISCLAIMER: This answer is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. Merely reading our posted answer does not create an attorney-client relationship. You will need to formally retain us by signing a Professional Services Agreement and / or making payment of a quoted fee in order to be considered a client.
If your ex has filed a motion to contest (assuming he did so properly), then you likely cant do a divorce before the clerk anymore (which is usually an "all paper" transaction and without a hearing). Not sure what is trying to contest (since the only grounds for that are to argue it hasn't been one year of separation with the intent of at least one party to remain separate AND if NEITHER party was a residence of NC for at least 6 months leading up to the filing date). If he just doesn't want to get divorced in general, then he will lose his argument. But sadly, if he has properly filed some sort of objection, then the matter would likely be scheduled for a hearing with the judge.
At this point, you really should consult with an attorney and have all your court documents (including his recent filing) reviewed and assessed. Even if you still plan to finish out the case yourself to save money (which may or may not be wise depending on what all is going on), it would behoove you to at least pay a consult fee to review and assess everything right now, based on your facts. You can use the excellent Find a Lawyer tab at the top of Avvo.com
Hope this helps and good luck!
The responses contained herein do not form an attorney-client relationship, nor are they intended to be anything other than the educated opinions of the author. The responses may or may not apply to you and should not be relied upon as ACTUAL legal advice. Rather, what is being provided here is legal information that would be best followed through on with a consult with an attorney after learning more about your specific facts, needs, legal issues, and goals.
Sign up to receive a 10-part series of useful information and legal advice about the divorce process.
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline