Absolute divorce

You can’t live together and get a divorce…

If you do not file a claim for equitable distribution and/or alimony prior to divorce then you lose those claims forever. Be sure to consult a lawyer before giving up those rights by accident.

Good luck.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.

My husband has filed for an absolute divorce. It is my understanding that if I do not contest it, it will be filed after 30 days. If that happens, does that mean I wave any claims to property we’ve purchased during the marriage? What about child support and custody? Is there a time limit on those claims? This is an amicable divorce & we plan to continue to live together, but does this mean he could make us leave the home at any time?