In most cases, you do not. North Carolina recognizes two methods for obtaining a divorce that do not require you to appear in court and testify. One is called a summary judgment divorce and your attorney appears before the judge to obtain it. The other is called a divorce by default which is entered by the Clerk of Court when your attorney submits the necessary pleadings to the Clerk of Court. In some limited circumstances, these methods are unavailable and you must testify. North Carolina Family Law Attorney John Fernandez can advise you which of these methods is available for your divorce.