I understand exactaly what NCGS 50-8 is saying; thank you. Maybe I can rephrase my question a little.
My ex-husband filed the divorce complaint and it stated that he was a resident of NC, he was granted an absolute divorce based on a summary judgment. On the fact section of the summary judgment; fact #4 stated that he is a resident of NC when in fact he is out of the country working and was not physically present for at least 6 months prior to filling the complaint.
The judge granted a summary judgment for absolute divorce based on a lie that he was not a resident.
It is my understanding that if he filed the paperwork he should be a resident and if he is a non-resident then the case should go to trial.
Also on April 5, 1951 at the very bottom of that NCGS it states that if minor children are involved in the divorce then both parties SS# should of been placed on the paperwork. In fact, neither of our SS# is on any of the paper work.
My attorney also did not notify me as to when I had a court date or anything. I found out I was divorced through a letter my attorney sent in the mail.
Do I have grounds for appeal since the summary judgment fact section was not truthful, the SS# are not provided, and I was unaware of the fact that I had a scheduled court date?