In order to obtain an absolute divorce in North Carolina some prerequisites must be met: the parties have a valid marriage, spouses have lived separate and apart for at least one year (meaning the parties have physically separated and are no longer living as husband and wife), at least one spouse must be a resident of North Carolina for six months (one of the spouses must demonstrate his or her intention to remain in North Carolina indefinitely), and the spouses have at no time during the separation resumed the marital relationship.
An absolute divorce is commonly termed a simple divorce. An absolute divorce dissolves the marriage, but it does not address issues such as alimony, child support, child custody, and equitable distribution.
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