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Do I have to go to court and testify to obtain a divorce?

In most cases, you do not. North Carolina recognizes two methods for obtaining a divorce that do not require you to appear in court and testify. One is called a summary judgment divorce and your attorney appears before the judge to obtain it. The other is called a divorce by default which is entered by the Clerk of Court when your attorney submits the necessary pleadings to the Clerk of Court. In some limited circumstances, these methods are unavailable and you must testify. North Carolina Family Law Attorney John Fernandez can advise you which of these methods is available for your divorce.

Call the Law Office of John P. Fernandez if you have questions or need legal representation in a family law matter. John Fernandez is licensed to practice law in North Carolina. The laws of North Carolina may differ from other states and no information contained herein should be considered legal advice.

About John Fernandez

John P. Fernandez | Child Custody and Divorce Lawyer | Raleigh, NCAttorney John Fernandez works with North Carolina individuals and families who need advice or representation in estate planning and administration matters. John provides an in-depth analysis of each client’s needs and works toward reducing estate taxes, avoiding probate and ensuring that health care decisions are handled appropriately. John helps individuals with modest and large estates achieve their goals.


John P. Fernandez
Attorney at Law
9555 US Highway 15-501 North
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(919) 601-5028

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