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 Specialist 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.
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