Timeline when Spouse lives out of state


#1

I live (and have been living for 5 yrs) in NC and my spouse lives in Washington State. Is there a different timeline for response, setting a hearing etc compared to when both people live in NC? No children involved, so property to divide. We have already satisfied the separation requirement and I want to being the paperwork. Thanks


#2

If you live in NC, and your ex lived here during your marriage you may file for divorce in NC. The timelines are uniform regardless of where the parties live.


#3

My ex never lived in NC. We were married in Idaho and he was supposed to move to NC, but didn’t. Does that make a difference?


#4

If you live in NC you may file the divorce here, if jurisdiction is not contested by your spouse, you may obtain a judgment here.