In North Carolina, one of the spouses must have been a North Carolina resident for at least 6 months before filing for divorce. (North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 50 Divorce and Alimony, Section 6) The divorce complaint should be filed in the civil division of the Superior Court in the county where either spouse resides.
While divorce may be common, when you go through it yourself, you still deserve dedicated, personal focus on your rights and unique situation. An experienced divorce lawyer can help you figure out the best way forward, explain the law, and represent you in court if it is ever necessary. Take the first step now and contact a local divorce attorney to discuss your divorce.