Hello and thanks for responding in advance.
I separated from my wife in NC almost a year ago. With my attorney’s consent, I moved just across the state line to SC to rent a home, it is within 10 miles of the marital home in NC.
Now I am looking into filing for the divorce after my 1 year waiting period and find the following in the divorce complaint:
“That the Plaintiff is a citizen and resident of County,
North Carolina, and has been a citizen and resident of
County, North Carolina for more than (6) six months next preceding the
commencement of this action.”
I don’t know what “next preceding” is supposed to mean, but I assume it means I have to move back to NC for at least another 6 months before I can file, correct?
Thanks you for taking the time to respond.