In Nc if both parties have signed divorce papers and papers are lying at the clerk of court and her lawyer has failed to set court date the have been been signed since June 2016, what can be done to move process along and will they expire?

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In Nc if both parties have signed divorce papers and papers are lying at the clerk of court and her lawyer has failed to set court date the have been been signed since June 2016, what can be done to move process along and will they expire?

Both parties signed 2016 June
they were signed in front a
lawyer. Lawyer failed to set
court date so papers are laying
at clerk of court office. She
filed for divorce but was a
mutual agreement on both sides.
I want my divorce.what can be
done to solve this. I’m afraid
that papers will become invalid

Asked on April 1, 2017 under Family Law, North Carolina

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

It would be advisable to contact the North Carolina State Bar and file a complaint about the attorney's failure to act.
A call from the State Bar will most likely prompt the attorney to act because no attorney wants problems with the State Bar.


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