In all the challenges that you have to consider when contemplating getting divorced, obtaining an Absolute Divorce is, in legal terms the easiest step. Simply said the way it works is that the process of getting an Absolute Divorce within North Carolina is simply a change in the legal status of a person One day you’re married, and the following day, you’re not. There’s nothing to worry about dividing property and child custody agreements or the spousal support (i.e. Alimony) to be concerned about. This isn’t to say that there’s nothing of ending your marriage. you’ll forfeit important rights under the law, and you could lose your health insurance coverage if it’s covered by your spouse’s health insurance. All of these issues should be discuss with your divorce attorney.

To obtain an Absolute Divorce in North Carolina, you must demonstrate two things: 1.) that you’ve been divorced with your partner for at least one year and two) the spouse or you was in North Carolina for at least six months prior to filing the petition for divorce in absolute terms. (In the very, very small portion of the cases, a divorce could be granted if you prove irreparable mental illness.)

If the filing is properly completed in a timely manner and that the Absolute Divorce is not contested Most Absolute Divorces can be given within the 60 or 90 day after filing. The most frequent cause for confusion within North Carolina is the distinction between Absolute Divorce and an Absolute Divorce and a Divorce of Bed and Board. The Divorce of Bed and Board is a an ad hoc process where an injured spouse may ask the court to take the spouse who is not injured to leave the marital home, thus beginning the one-year separation process.

While obtaining an Absolute Divorce may seem easy at first but it comes with several legal issues when handled improperly. We suggest hiring an attorney to handle the procedure for you, even though it’s not required. When there is a dispute regarding alimony or property distribution concerns, do not begin the process of obtaining an Absolute divorce until you have met to the legal professional.