How do I go about filing for change of venue? Long story short, when I left my stbx, my son and I moved to FL to be by family. At our first custody hearing, stbx told the judge that he was wanting to move to FL also to be closer to our son. The judge said that if he did, that was fine, and that he would want FL to take jurisdiction of the case.
Well, now stbx is moving to FL…he said he’ll be arriving today.
I called the courthouse here in FL, and they said that the NC judge had to order the change…so I called NC. Judge’s clerk said that I had to file for change of venue here in FL. So, I called the courthouse in FL again, and they said that NO, I had to file in NC. Called NC again, and someone different said that I have to drive back up to NC to file, then both stbx and I have to drive BACK up again for a hearing, in order to get venue changed.
Why does it have to be so frickin’ complicated getting venue changed when the judge already said what he would order? Is there an easier way to do this? Are there self-serve papers that I can fill out and somehow get to NC? Or do I seriously have to spend $500 in gas money driving back and forth for this? Would it be easier to have an attorney file the papers and show on my behalf? Would an attorney be willing to do just those couple of things?