The decision to end your marriage is a difficult one and sometimes, only one partner wants to get divorced. North Carolina is a no-fault divorce state. This means that you can request a divorce due to irreconcilable differences. While this can make the divorce process easier, both parties must be in agreement that the marriage is over. What happens when one spouse wants to end the marriage and the other does not? This situation results in a contested divorce. A contested divorce can be more complex than an uncontested divorce. An experienced divorce lawyer will guide the process and answer your questions during this difficult time.