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A duly appointed agent who has the power to sue and defend civil actions on behalf of an incompetent spouse and who has been appointed pursuant to a durable power of attorney executed in accordance with Chapter 32C of the General Statutes, a guardian appointed in accordance with Chapter 35A of the General Statutes, or a guardian ad litem appointed in accordance with G.S. 1A-1, Rules 17 and 25(b), may commence, defend, maintain, arbitrate, mediate, or settle any action authorized by this Chapter on behalf of an incompetent spouse. ?However, only a competent spouse may commence an action for absolute divorce.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 50. Divorce and Alimony § 50-22. Action on behalf of an incompetent - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nc/chapter-50-divorce-and-alimony/nc-gen-st-sect-50-22/
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