Amends GS 50-6 to allow the victim of domestic violence committed by the victim's spouse to seek a divorce without having to meet the required one year separation period. Sets out information that must be included in the divorce application that substantiates the domestic violence. Makes organizational changes to the statute.
Appropriates $15,000 for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the Governor's Crime Commission to implement an awareness campaign about this separation waiver. Effective July 1, 2020.
Applies to actions commenced on or after the date that this act becomes law.
Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (May 18 2020)
Bill S 772 (2019-2020)Summary date: May 15 2020 - More information