Absolute divorce, without child custody, child support, alimony and property distribution claims, is a simple process in North Carolina. A spouse may file for absolute divorce once:
- the parties have lived separate and apart for at least one year, with no resumption of the marital relationship AND
- at least one of the parties had the intention of the separation to be permanent.
Absolute divorce is a judicial determination that ends your marital relationship; and if one spouse wants to resume the use of a maiden name, such spouse should request to resume the use of such name. Spouses also need to be careful that all property transactions are complete or preserved prior to the divorce being granted. Parker Law, PA understands the nuances and complexities in this process and can navigate clients through the process.