In North Carolina, marital property is divided equitably between the parties. Divorce lawyers often refer to that process as Equitable Distribution or ED. This does not necessarily mean that property and assets will be divided evenly, but rather what is fair under the circumstances. Some factors to consider are:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The incomes and earning capacities of the parties
  • The contributions of each party to the acquisition of assets and debt
  • The relative needs of each party
  • The value of property and debts