Separation agreement and Jurisdiction


My husband and I are working on a separation agreement and if given consent to move to a different state then I would be moving with our children.
There is wording that I am not quite clear on and wanted clarification.
In the agreement it states that the agreement is to remain in effect for 10 years and both parties agree not to use the court to seek changes to its term.
This Agreement shall be interpreted under the laws of the State of North Carolina. Any litigation under this agreement shall be resolved in the trial courts of (County that we live in)
This Agreement contains the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement, and supersedes all prior negotiations, agreements and understandings with respect thereto

So my question is, whenever we divorce can I still divorce in my new home state upon establishing residency?
Does this just mean that I cannot litigate the agreement in any other county than the one stated in agreement?
What would my new home state have jurisdiction over?


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