North Carolina recognizes two types of divorce. The first (and most common) is an Absolute Divorce. The second type is a Divorce From Bed and Board, also known by the latin term A Mensa Et Thoro.
As the recent hack of Ashley Madison and Avid Life Media indicates, the Internet has given even greater accessibility to those currently involved in or looking to have an extra-marital affair. With the click of a button, a third-party member is readily available, and personal information is shared between a spouse and an individual outside the committed relationship, known or unbeknownst to them.
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges today, settling the score and guaranteeing the equal protection of law to same-sex marriage. The Court held by a vote of 5-4 that the 14th Amendment requires states to license marriages between two people of the same sex. The decision means that the Constitution requires the equal treatment of all marriages. The decision also held that states may no longer reserve the right to be married only for heterosexual couples.