Filing for NC Divorce From another State


I have 3 questions regarding the above subject matter.
FYI: I left NC after 8 years of residence there (Lincoln County) because of severe mental, emotional and physical abuse. I have resided in my home state of Michigan since June 23rd, 2005.
My questions:
Can I file for a Divorce from Michigan? FYI: It is not safe for me to go back to NC because of the abuse. If I can file for a divorce from Michigan does the 1 year separation NC rule still apply? What else do I need to know to obtain a divorce in this matter from Michigan…or do I need to go back to NC for the hearing.
I anxiously look forward to hearing back on this.
Thank you so much!
Gaylene Richardson

Gaylene Richardson