Absolute Divorce

North Carolina Absolute Divorce

Divorce Attorneys In Asheville, NC

In the state of North Carolina, the legal dissolution of a marriage is referred to as “absolute divorce,” and it is decided separately from issues such as child support, child custody, alimony, and property division. Upon being granted an absolute divorce, certain marital rights will be extinguished, including a spouse’s right to share in the other spouse’s estate. Moreover, North Carolina is a “no-fault” divorce state, meaning the plaintiff isn’t required to prove any wrongdoing on the behalf of the other spouse in order to file for an absolute divorce.

Our experienced and dependable Asheville divorce lawyers can help guide you through the process of attaining an absolute divorce in North Carolina. Contact Asheville Family Law Group today to request a consultation with our Asheville divorce attorneys!

Grounds For Absolute Divorce

In North Carolina, plaintiffs may be granted an absolute divorce if they can prove one of two things: 1) that the spouses have been living separately for at least one year and either spouse has been a resident of the state for at least six months, or 2) that the spouses have been living apart for at least three years due to incurable insanity. Nowadays, incurable insanity is rarely used as grounds for a divorce.

Obtaining An Absolute Divorce

Obtaining a divorce in North Carolina is a relatively simple process. In order to obtain an absolute divorce you or your lawyer must file a divorce complaint with the clerk of court in the county of your residence. Next, the divorce complaint must be served on your spouse. Finally, either you or your lawyer must appear in court to officially obtain the divorce. Once the judge has signed the decree your divorce will be final.

Divorce Lawyers In Asheville, NC

Divorce of any kind can be a complex, confusing, and emotionally-demanding process. Throughout the divorce process, it’s important to seek the services of a dedicated and trustworthy divorce attorney who can help protect your interests and guide you through the complicated process of attaining your divorce. At Asheville Family Law Group, we understand the importance of the outcome of family law matters in our clients’ lives and will dedicate themselves to supporting you throughout your divorce process.

Get The Family Law Help You Need

Our experienced Asheville attorneys handle all aspects of family law cases, from mediation and settlement to litigation and enforcement. Contact Asheville Family Law Group today to discuss your case and learn more about how our divorce attorneys can help you.

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