If you are considering an absolute divorce in Wake County, North Carolina, Attorney Jaime Williams can represent you during the process.
Obtaining an absolute divorce is a relatively simple process in North Carolina. An absolute divorce is a judicial decree that ends a marriage. The most common basis for divorce in North Carolina is a one-year separation, living under separate roofs.
Either party may secure an absolute divorce based upon one year’s separation. Neither party can prevent the other party from seeking a divorce. North Carolina’s “no fault” divorce statute states:
marriages may be dissolved and the parties thereto divorced from the bonds of matrimony on the application of either party, if and when the husband and wife have lived separate and apart for one year, and the plaintiff or defendant in the suit for divorce has resided in the State for a period of six months.
It takes about 60 days after filing a divorce Petition for the Court to enter an Order granting divorce.
It is very important to note that the entry of an absolute divorce terminates your rights to post-separation support, alimony, and equitable distribution of marital property unless you have filed these claims before the entry of an absolute divorce.
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Jaime Williams focuses her practice on family law in Wake County — divorce, child custody and support, alimony, post-separation support, separation, pre-nuptial agreements, name changes, and appeals.
You are welcome to contact us regarding your family law issue.
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