Filing from another state

If you live in Ohio, you can file for divorce in that state as long as you meet the “residency requirements” for that state. Some states only require 6 months to file for divorce, while others like North Carolina, require you to be seperated for a year before you can file.

A divorce can still be obtained in NC if one spouse continues to live here. Otherwise it must be obtained in the state in which one of the spouses lives.

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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How does speration & divorce work if one spouse should leave, returning to home state?