You won’t need to file it unless you are attempting to purchase property. Most people will do a memorandum of agreement so that their entire settlement is not available to the public eye. If you do wish to file it and your agreement allows you to do so, you can go to the Register of Deeds in your county with a check and they will mail the original back to you after filing.
Hope this helps!
Ketan P. Soni
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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