King & Rowe, PLLC
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An absolute divorce, as it is referred to in North Carolina, is merely a termination of a parties' marriage. A party may file for an absolute divorce in ANY county in North Carolina, no matter where he or she is residing.
In order to be eligible for an absolute divorce, one of the two parties must have resided in North Carolina for no less than six (6) months prior to the filing of the complaint AND the parties need to have been separated for at least one (1) calendar year. Neither party is required to prove that they have been separated for at least one (1) calendar year; however, both parties must agree on an actual date of separation. Once a complaint is filed, the absolute divorce process typically takes around 60 days and culminates with an Order for Absolute Divorce that is filed with the clerk of court in which the complaint was filed.
Because North Carolina is considered a "no-fault" state for divorce, neither party is required to prove marital fault in order to obtain an absolute divorce. This means that all that is required is that one party wishes to be divorce from the other, that one party has lived in North Carolina for at least six (6) months, and that the parties have been separated for at least one (1) year with the intent of this separation to remain permanent. Thus, if only one (1) party to a marriage wishes to get divorced, if all of the requirements are met, then an absolute divorce will be granted. Additionally, a person seeking to obtain an absolute divorce must note that certain other marital issues, such as equitable distribution of a couple's assets, must be finalized before finalizing an absolute divorce, or such claims may be forever-waived.
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At King & Rowe, PLLC, we can help you obtain an absolute divorce, no matter where in the state of North Carolina you may be located. Please contact our office to discuss all of your options.
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Being born and raised in Catawba County, we are proud of the heritage and deep-rooted connections we have in the community. However, what matters most to us is serving our clients with excellence and integrity. We have the experience and legal skills needed to handle a wide variety of cases, from personal injury to criminal defense. At King & Rowe, Attorneys at Law, our focus is on helping our clients reach their desired outcome, no matter what legal challenges they may be facing.
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