Weird scenario (I guess they all are): my husband and I have nearly been separated for the legally required year + one day, which will be September 10th. He currently lives in Louisiana with our minor children. (He does not have full legal custody, our consent agreement was worded specifically to allow us both 50/50 despite me living in another state for health reasons.) He has indicated that he has zero interest in moving back up here to North Carolina, so my only option (without dragging him and my little children through what would certainly be an ugly legal battle) is to move down to Louisiana to join them.
Louisiana requires a year of residency to file for divorce. He’ll have a year of residency there in January, but he has made it abundantly clear that he didn’t want any of this and is forcing me to be the one to file.
My question is this: If I’m planning to move to Louisiana in the near-ish future (this fall), can I still file here in September? I’m ready to get out of purgatory and waiting another year, while not the end of the world, sounds just brutal.