Legal separation in NC, divorce in CO?

My ex and I live in North Carolina and Colorado respectively. Though separated for many years, we got a legal separation at the end of last year through the North Carolina courts. We’ve decided now to move forward with a divorce but wonder if it has to happen in North Carolina or can it be done here in Colorado since I’m a long term resident here?

As long as you meet the residency requirements and other requirements for divorce in Colorado, you would be eligible to file for divorce in Colorado.

Your spouse would also be eligible to file for divorce in NC as long as he/she has lived in the State of NC for the last 6 months, you’ve been separated for at least 1 year, and the separation was done with the intent to remain permanently separate and apart.

Anna Ayscue

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