Question about filing for divorce/location-

You are allowed to file in a county in which you live or your husband lives. Every county must allow parties to file “pro se” which means “represnting self” Each county has different procedures as to which day the divorce hearing will be scheduled, however.

Lisa M. Angel
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 781-1741 direct voice
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I would like to know if you have to file for divorce in the county you live in or are you allowed to file in another county as long as it is within your state. I live in Randolph county, NC. I don’t know if the “do-it-yourself” divorce is allowed in my county.