Q: what county are you required to file for custody of a child in nc
Father resident in alamance and child in Ashe but court in orange
A: Venue is proper where either the mother, father, or child reside. If not filed there, then a change of venue can be made as of right.
A: The county where a case is filed is referred to as 'venue'. Venue is proper where the plaintiff, the defendant or the child lives, or where most of the evidence and witnesses are. But filing in a county does not have proper venue is not grounds to dismiss the case, it's just grounds to move the case to a county that has proper venue. So, you can file in any county, but if the other side objects, the court will move the case to a more appropriate county.
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