What constitutes residency?

Dear Barbie27_71:

Greetings. For someone to file a lawsuit in NC, they must have resided here for 6 months prior to filing the action or the other side that they are suing must have lived here for 6 months (for divorce actions). Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

301 McCullough Drive Suite 510
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax

1829 East Franklin Street, Bldg 600
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919.321.0780 main phone
919.787.6668 main fax


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Military stationed in Germany(2002 til present), last stateside duty station Hawaii,(2000-2002, last lived in NC May 2000, driver’s liscense obtained in NC in 2000, home of record Ohio, pays state tax of 0 due to claiming Texas, owned property in NC since 1994.

In this situation would this person be classified as a NC resident in filing for a divorce?

Barbara Williams