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In what county must the divorce be filed?

The proper place for the divorce to be filed (“proper venue”) is the county where either spouse resides. If neither spouse objects, it can be filed in any county in North Carolina. If spouses reside in different counties, it can literally be a “race to the courthouse” to determine in which county the divorce will be filed. Often, it is more convenient for you that the proceedings be filed in your home county, so it is important that you speak to a North Carolina Family Law Attorney as soon as possible to determine if there might be an advantage to filing in your home county before your spouse files in another county.

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.


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Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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