Notice of Hearing


Dear brian28677:

Greetings. You must notify your spouse as soon as you set the date for the hearing with the Notice of Hearing. At a minimum, she will need ten (10) days notice.

You can just mail a copy of the Notice of Hearing. Yes, you need to have three copies of the Notice of Hearing - one for your records, one for the court, and one to mail to her. You have a certificate of service on the notice of hearing which you will have to sign that shows to the judge that you mailed her a copy. Good luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

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Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
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From my understanding, after my spouse has been served the summons, complaint and verification, I can then set a court date sometime after 30 days from the date of service. Is this correct? If so, how many days prior to the court date do I have to send my spouse the Notice of Hearing?

Does a Notice of Hearing have to be served or can I just mail a copy? Does the Notice of Hearing have to stamped and filed with the clerk of court? Is an affidavit/proof required stating that I have sent this Notice of Hearing to my spouse on such and such date?