What is a contested divorce?


#1

I don’t understand what this is, since the only thing required to divorce in NC is that you live separate and apart for 1 year + 1 day. I am going to file for divorce now, but wondered if he would be able to contest it in any way?


#2

There is no way to contest an absolute divorce based on one year’s separation. Often times “contested divorce” is a colloquialism used to describe the parties’ disagreement regarding custody/support and property issues.