An annulment would not be permitted under these circumstances in North Carolina.

Either state would have jurisdiction to grant a divorce as long as one party is a resident of the state.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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In a couple got marriediin July, and have never resided together. one lives in VA and the other resides in NC who’s divorce laws do they have to follow? Also considering that they have never resided together would they not be on grounds for annullment because she has been living with her ex-boyfriend the entire time that they have been married??