If you live in Johnston or Harnett County, you want a family law attorney who knows your local court system and the district court judges. While Johnston and Harnett counties send their family matters to the district court, other counties may have set up their legal system differently.
When you work with a family law attorney more familiar with another county’s court system and procedures, you could end up making critical mistakes and missing deadlines. Breeden Law Office knows the ins and outs of Johnston County family court and Harnett County family court, ensuring you have accurate guidance and advice through the legal process.
To learn more about the court system and legal process for family matters in Johnston and Harnett counties, contact North Carolina family law attorney Jonathan Breeden online, or call (919) 661-4970 to schedule your initial consultation.
North Carolina has three divisions of courts: the District Court Division, the Superior Court, and the Appellate Division. Johnston and Harnett County are in the same Judicial District so they have the same judges in District Court and these courts are governed by very similar local rules of court.
When it comes to family matters that require legal intervention in Johnston and Harnett counties, you will take your case to a district court. Both counties have four types of district courts: criminal, civil, juvenile, and magisterial. You will notice there is no specific court designated to family matters in either area. Instead, family cases such as divorce, child custody and visitation, adoption, alimony, and paternity, are covered by the civil division of the district court that only deals with family law matters.
Every aspect of your family matter will be heard by a district court judge. However, the different issues may be heard by different judges. For instance, your child custody dispute during a divorce could be heard by one judge while issues regarding property division may be decided by another.
If you have a family-related legal issue in Johnston or Harnett counties, you can expect to go through a legal process that includes:
If you have questions regarding a family law matter, contact Breeden Law Office right away. Whether you want to draft a prenuptial agreement, expand your family through adoption, or need to proceed with a divorce, attorney Jonathan Breeden will explain North Carolina law regarding the matter.
Jonathan Breeden has more than 19 years of experience working in Johnston and Harnett counties. He knows the nuances of each county’s district courts and has appeared before the various district court judges. He will ensure your family case follows proper procedure and can let you know what to expect every step of the way.
Call Breeden Law Office today:(919) 296-3978