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Two types of divorce in North Carolina

If you are seeking a divorce in North Carolina, you should know that the state classifies it into two different types, depending on the couple's circumstance. Here at Baker Billick, P.A., we understand the complicated factors that go into divorce cases, and we are determined to fight for the best possible outcome for you during a difficult time.

There are a few situations in which you may be eligible to apply for a divorce from bed and board. According to the North Carolina Statutes, this type of separation does not require the consent of both parties, and the court may mandate it if your spouse commits certain egregious behaviors. If your spouse forces you out of the home or chooses to abandon you, you may wish to pursue this type of divorce. Another potential cause is infidelity. The courts may also order a divorce from bed and board if your spouse becomes deeply involved in substance abuse, endangers you with violent behavior or makes your life excessively difficult with unreasonable behavior. If your spouse commits one of these actions, you may then proceed with a separation even if he or she does not agree with it.

For an absolute divorce, on the other hand, you and your spouse must have been living separately for a least one year before proceedings take place. This is a more common type of divorce, in which you or the court must arrange child custody and asset division. An absolute divorce requires the consent of either you or your spouse. You can find more information about the dissolution of marriage on our web page.

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