Change Venue on child visitation issues

My granddaughters new husband has been battling child visitation issues over his daughter now for several years. He is a current resident of Moore County, nc whereas his ex wife is a resident of Robeson County, nc and hearings are held in Lumberton. Currently many issues are involved in this case over his 5 year old daughter. And many tricks are being played and apparently overlooked in the court system of Robeson. currently a report and accusation have been placed in court which involves a visitation the child had to the residence in Moore County, therefore the visitation case now involves Moore County and Moore county jurisdiction… So, can a change of venue been requested to change all legal issues within the cast from Robeson to Moore County.

He can file a motion to change venue but it may not be granted.

Proper venue is the county that either the plaintiff or the defendant reside. So it sounds like either county, Robeson or Moore, could be proper venue, but if the case has already been filed and has been heard by a judge in Robeson County, the judge would likely not be inclined to transfer it in the middle of litigation to another county.


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