�Absolute divorce� is simply the term used for a �divorce� in North Carolina. Since N.C. is a �No-fault� state, the plaintiff doesn�t need to prove any wrongdoing of the other spouse to file for absolute divorce. Either of the spouses can obtain an absolute divorce by filing a complaint with any court in North Carolina, and not necessarily in the court of the county where you or your spouse lived during the marriage. While a court case needs to be filed to obtain judgment for absolute divorce, you may not need to go to court if you hire the legal services of an NC divorce attorney.
In order to get a divorce in North Carolina, the court only requires that the couple has lived apart for at least 12 months without the need to show proof of the separation. The only information needed is the date when the couple started living apart and that at least one party in the marriage intends the separation to be permanent.