Just moved from CA 3 mos. ago

Dear tbennie65:

Greetings. You cannot file in North Carolina until one of you has lived here for 6 months. I do not know about California’s laws, but if for example you had moved from NC to CA and had been in CA for 3 months, you could not come back and file in NC as a resident.

Now, I would suggest that you file where your spouse lives, since they are a resident of that state, or wait the next three months. Good luck and welcome to NC.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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I just moved from CA 3 months ago to North Carolina, based on the 6 months law for NC, would I have to file for a divorce in CA or NC? Also, would the one year separation law still apply if we haven’t been here for 6 months yet?

Your help would be greatly appreciated here.