I don’t know if it works in Orange county, but I do know in Durham County that just the attorney can be present for the final motion hearing. I wasn’t physically present for my divorce hearing in Durham Co., but my attorney was there.
Yes, you can hire an attorney to be present at the final hearing, the price varies depending on the attorney you hire.
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I filed for divorce in Orange County, NC and am at the stage where I am ready to receive the final judgement. My soon-to-be-ex had completed an answer letter waiving his right to trial and requesting that the final judgement be mailed to him. I contacted the courts to see if I could do the same, however they stated that I need to be present to finalize the divorce.
Here is my issue - I am currently on assignment in India and will not be back to the states for a few months. I would really like to get the judgement finalized as soon as possible and I was wondering if it would be possible to hire a lawyer to simply file the final motion for judgement and appear in court for me? I have completed the final motion so really all that I need is an attorney to represent me at the hearing. Also, if this is possible, what is the price range for this? Thanks!