Absolute


#1

What does an absolute divorce mean exactly? When you don’t have a separation agreement, or divorce settlement, because one spouse will not divulge full discovery…
I realize in NC it means one year one day, but will it change anything for a dependent that is court ordered through spousal support to be taken care of until
mediation is complete or divorce is final? I’m confused, feel defenseless so much of the time, and wondering what the next axe to fall on my head will be. Thanks


#2

Absolute divorce dissolves the bonds of matrimony and renders two parties single and unmarried.

The divorce itself does not deal with property or support, those are separate claims.

If you are a dependent spouse and there is marital property to divide you MUST have claims pending for the same prior to entry of a decree of absolute divorce, or you will lose your rights to the same upon divorce.