The short answer is that nobody is ever required to hire an attorney for any type of court case in North Carolina. But, you proceed at your own peril without an attorney. In North Carolina, as soon as the divorce judgment is signed by a judge, you forever lose your rights to alimony and equitable distribution unless you have properly preserved those claims before the divorce is granted. As a North Carolina Family Law Specialist, Monty Beck is personally aware of people who handled their own divorce and then came to see him for advice on equitable distribution or alimony. Unfortunately, they sought his advice too late because those claims were extinguished when the divorce was granted and they had not been properly preserved.
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