10A NCAC 41H .1402       REGISTRATION OF DIVORCES AND ANNULMENTS

(a)  The report of divorce and annulment required by G.S. 130A‑111 shall be on the certificate of divorce and annulment form furnished by the State Registrar.  The certificate of divorce and annulment shall contain as a minimum those items specified on the standard certificate of divorce and annulment prepared by the federal agency responsible for national vital statistics.  No certificate of divorce and annulment shall be complete and acceptable for filing that does not contain all information required on the certificate or that does not contain an explanation for its omission.

(b)  The certificate shall be completed by the Clerk of Superior Court following the granting of a decree of absolute divorce or annulment. The information necessary to prepare the report shall be furnished to the clerk by the parties or their legal representatives.  The original copy of all certificates shall be forwarded to the State Registrar on or before the 15th of the month following the month in which the decree was granted. The carbon copy may be retained by the Clerk of Superior Court for his record of the action.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑92; 130A‑111;

Eff. January 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1984.