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.
Bill S 772 (2019-2020)Summary date: May 15 2020 - More information
© 2021 School of Government The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This work is copyrighted and subject to "fair use" as permitted by federal copyright law. No portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the express written permission of the publisher. Distribution by third parties is prohibited. Prohibited distribution includes, but is not limited to, posting, e-mailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, installing on intranets or servers, and redistributing via a computer network or in printed form. Unauthorized use or reproduction may result in legal action against the unauthorized user.