I have a complex situation and am not sure about jurisdiction. I have lived in NC since July when I returned from a 1 year study out of state. I previously lived in NC for 1 year immediately prior to going out of state for educational purposes. I had a daughter in NC 21 months ago. She stayed in NC with her grandparents who live in NC. My spouse has lived in Georgia the entire time and has visited our daughter only occasionally since she was born. I concluded that divorce was necessary for a number of reasons about a year ago but have been unable to file due to residency requirements. I received a temporary custody order over the summer in NC giving me sole physical custody of my daughter.
My question is where should I file for divorce and equitable distribution since I am a permanent residence of NC. My spouse stated an intent to move to NC prior to this year but never followed through. I want to do everything in NC but not sure if NC has jurisdiction in financial matters.