Absolute Divorce Law and Legal Definition

Absolute divorce is a declaration by a court that a marriage has been dissolved. Hence, absolute divorce is a judicial dissolution or termination of the bonds of matrimony. It occurs because of marital misconduct or other statutory cause arising after a marriage ceremony, with the result that the status of the parties is changed from coverture to that of single persons. An absolute divorce can only be obtained by a judgment of the court finding that all of the legal requirements have been met. Remarriage is legally impossible until an absolute divorce judgment has been entered.