In North Carolina, the divorce complaint must be verified and set forth: (1) that one of the spouses has been a resident of North Carolina for at least 6 months; (2) the grounds for divorce; (3) that the plaintiff has known about the grounds for divorce for at least 6 months prior to filing for divorce unless the grounds for divorce is a separation of one year or more; (4) the name and age of all minor children or a statement that there are no minor children; and (5) if there are minor children then the complaint must include the social security number of the petitioner and the defendant (if known). (North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 50 Divorce and Alimony, Section 8)
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