Live in separate states


#1

You need to look up what the child support guidelines and laws are regarding alimony in the state where you live. Your spouse can file for divorce after being a resident of NC for 6 months, and yes NC would have jurisdiction over divorce, child support if filed here and children live here and custody if filed here. It would be smart to compare the two states and file in the one that benefits you and the child (children) most.


#2

My spouse has moved from our home to NC and plans to file for divorce after the 12 months of separation. I continue to live in the state where we’ve lived for the past 10 years. If filing is done in NC, does NC have absolute jurisdiction over the divorce. And if so, does that mean anything different for me and what I should do regarding alimony and child support?