Was he properly served? If so, you must file Proof of Service, and then proceed to file an Entry of Default. Because custody is involved, your county court may require a Default hearing. I would hire an attorney. If you cannot afford one, I would read your local rules, do all the research you can, and utilize the Family Law self-help services that many courts offer.See question
The consequences are that you may be able to file a motion to compel her to provide documents, and request fees for doing such. After you are able to document her true income, you can ask for support and division of property based on the accurate information - AND, you may be able to get attorneys' fees for her lack of cooperation.See question
Bifurcation of what issue? "Bifurcation" means you are separating one issue and asking the Court to first adjudicate that issue.
Typically, when people say "bifurcate status", they mean asking the Court to Order them divorced (by status), even before the rest of the issues, such as custody, support, and property division have been resolved.
In your case, unless I am missing something, there doesn't seem to be a need to bifurcate status since your ex-husband is terminally ill. Marriage terminates by death or divorce. If he passes away, you will be divorced by status, so I don't see the need to bifurcate status.See question
You will need to start a case by filing the Petition for legal separation, AND file an Order to Show Cause for temporary support and attorneys' fees immediately. You are absolutely entitled to spousal support, and since this is a long-term marriage of which you were the supported spouse, the support will continue for a very long time. You may also request the Court order him to pay for the expenses of hiring a lawyer.See question
You must add your wife to the plan when the divorce is pending. This is one of the automatic temporary restraining orders that are in place pending judgment. If you do not, and some medical disaster happens, you will be responsible for footing all healthcare costs.See question
Did your Legal Separation case already reach Judgment? Did you receive the Notice of Entry of Judgment? If not, the case is still open and you may amend it to convert it to a divorce.
If Judgment has already been entered in your separation case, then you will need to file a new case for Dissolution.See question
It will depend on the law in NC. In California, all property and debts acquired before the marriage and after date of separation is separate property.See question
What issue are you attempting to bifurcate? "Bifurcation" means you are separating one issue from the rest of the divorce and trying it first. For example, you may bifurcate the issue of date of separation. You may bifurcation the issue of marital status.
Usually, when people say "bifurcate", it's on the issue of marital status. So, you are asking the Court to grant you a divorce, even if the other issues in the case (custody, support, property division) aren't resolved. For bifurcated status, you will need to undergo the requisite waiting period of 6 months. It should be granted on the date of the Motion.See question
Did the Order specify a place for dropoff of the children? It needs to. You can file an OSC to modify and ask the court to clarify.See question
Anyone who is over the age of 18, who isn't a party to the action (so not you and not him), can serve the papers. So yes, your sister may do this. And if he won't take them, just leave them at his feet. People who avoid service are rotten.See question