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NC Statutes Related to Child Support

Below are the North Carolina General Statutes relating to Child Support Services.  To view the statute, please "click" on the statute name.

Chapter 1. Civil Procedure
G.S. 1-47                      [Statute of Limitations] Ten Years
G.S. 1-52                      [Statute of Limitations] Three Years
G.S. 1-75.4                   Personal jurisdiction, grounds for generally
G.S. 1-410                    In what case arrest allowed
G.S. 1-440.2                 Actions in which attachment may be had

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Chapter 1A Rules of Civil Procedure
G.S. 1A-1                      Rule 4    Process
G.S.1A-1                       Rule 55  Default


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Chapter 1C, Enforcement of Judgments
G.S. 1C-1601                What property exempt; waiver; exceptions
G.S. 1C-1702                (Enforcement of foreign judgements) Definitions

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Chapter 5A. Contempt
G.S. 5A-11                    Criminal contempt
G.S. 5A-12                    Punishment; circumstances for fine or imprisonment reduction of punishment; other measures
G.S. 5A-13                    Direct and indirect criminal contempt; proceedings required
G.S. 5A-15                    Plenary proceedings for contempt
G.S. 5A-16                    Custody of person charged with criminal contempt
G.S. 5A-17                    Appeals
G.S. 5A-21                    Civil contempt; imprisonment to compel compliance
G.S. 5A-22                    Release when civil; imprisonment to compel compliance
G.S. 5A-23                    Proceedings for civil contempt
G.S. 5A-24                    Appeals
G.S. 5A-25                    Proceedings as for contempt and civil contempt

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Chapter 7A Judicial Department
G.S. 7A-178                  Magistrate as child support hearing officer
G.S. 7A-183                  Clerk or assistant clerk as child support hearing officer
G.S. 7A-244                  (District court jurisdiction) Domestic relations
G.S. 7A-289.32              Grounds for terminating parental rights
G.S. 7A-289.33              Effects of termination order
G.S. 7A-647                  Dispositional alternatives for delinquent, undisciplined, abused, neglected, or dependent juvenile
G.S. 7A-650                  Authority over parents of juvenile adjudicated as delinquent, undisciplined, abused, neglected or dependent
G.S. 7A-724                  (Emancipation of minors) Legal effect of final decree

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Chapter 8 Evidence
G.S. 8-57                      Husband and wife as witnesses in criminal actions
G.S. 8-57.2                   Presumed father or mother as witnesses where paternity as issue

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Chapter 14 Criminal Law
G.S. 14-322.1                Abandonment of child or children for six months
G.S. 14-325.1                When offense of failure to support child deemed committed in State

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Chapter 15A Criminal Procedure Act
G.S. 15A-305                Order for arrest
G.S. 15A-531                (Bail) Definitions
G.S. 15A-534                Procedure for determining conditions of pretrial release
G.S. 15A-544                (Appearance bonds) Forfeiture
G.S. 15A-1343               Conditions of probation
G.S. 15A-1344.1            Procedure to ensure payment of child support
G.S. 15A-1368.4            Conditions of post-release supervision

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Chapter 20 Motor Vehicles
G.S. 20-17                    Mandatory revocation of license by Division
G.S. 20-24                    When court or child support enforcement agency to forward license to Division and report convictions, child support delinquencies, and prayers for judgement continued
G.S. 20-24.1                  Revocation for failure to appear or pay fine, penalty or costs for motor vehicle offenses
G.S. 20-28                    Unlawful to drivel while license revoked or while disqualified
G.S. 20-50.4                  Division to refuse to register vehicles on which taxes are delinquent and when there is failure to meet court-ordered child support obligations
G.S. 20-179.3                Limited driving privilege

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Chapter 44 Liens
G.S. 44-50                    Receiving person charged with duty of retaining funds for purpose stated; evidence; attorney's fees; charges

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Chapter 48 Adoptions
G.S.48-1-107                 Other rights of adoptee
G.S.48-2-305                 Petition for adoption; additional documents
G.S.48-3-607                 Consequences of consent
G.S.48-3-705                 Consequences of relinquishment

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Chapter 48A Minors
G.S.48A-2 Age of minors

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Chapter 49 Bastardy
G.S.49-2                       Nonsupport of illegitimate child by parents made misdemeanor 
G.S.49-3                       Place of birth of child no consideration
G.S.49-4                       When prosecution may be commenced
G.S.49-5                       Prosecution; death of mother no bar; determination of fatherhood
G.S.49-6                       Mother not excused on ground of self-incrimination; not subject to penalty
G.S.49-7                       Issues and orders
G.S.49-8                       Power of court to modify orders, suspend sentence, etc
G.S.49-9                       Bond for future appearance of defendant
G.S.49-10                     Legitimation
G.S.49-11                     Effects of legitimation
G.S.49-12                     Legitimation by subsequent marriage
G.S.49-12.1                   Legitimation when mother married
G.S.49-13                     New birth certificate on legitimation
G.S.49-13.1                   Effect of legitimation on adoption consent
G.S.49-14                     Civil action to establish paternity
G.S.49-15                     Custody and support of illegitimate children when paternity established 
G.S.49-16                     Parties to proceeding
G.S.49-17                     Jurisdiction over nonresident or nonpresent persons

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Chapter 50 Divorce and Alimony
G.S.50-8                       Contents of complaint; verification; venue and service in action by nonresident; certain divorces validated
G.S.50-11.2                   Judgement provisions pertaining to care, custody, tuition, and maintenance of minor children
G.S.50-13.4                   Action for support of minor child
G.S.50-13.5                   Procedure in actions for custody or support for minor children
G.S.50-13.6                   Counsel fees in actions for custody and support of minor children
G.S.50-13.7                   Modification of order for child support or custody
G.S.50-13.9                   Procedure to insure payment of child support
G.S.50-13.10                 Past due child support vested; not subject to retroactive
G.S.50-13.11                 Orders and agreements regarding medical support for minor children
G.S.50-13.12                 Forfeiture of licensing privileges for failure to pay child support
G.S.50-20                     Distribution by court of martial property upon divorce
G.S.50-30                     [Expedited process] Findings; policy; and purpose
G.S.50-31                     [Expedited process] Definitions
G.S.50-32                     Disposition of cases within 60 days; extension
G.S.50-33                     Waiver of expedited process requirement
G.S.50-34                     Establishment of an expedited process
G.S.50-35                     Authority and duties of a child support hearing officer
G.S.50-36                     Child support procedures in districts with  expedited process
G.S.50-37                     Enforcement authority of child support hearing officer; contempt
G.S.50-38                     Appeal from orders of the child support hearing officer
G.S.50-39                     Qualifications of child support hearing officer

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Chapter 50B Domestic Violence
G.S.50B-3                     Relief

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Chapter 52 Powers and Liabilities of Married Persons
G.S.52-10.1                   Separation agreements

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Chapter 52B Uniform Premarital Agreement Act
G.S.52B-4 Content [of agreements]

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Chapter 52C Uniform Interstate Family Support Act
G.S.52C-1-101               Definitions
G.S.52C-1-102               District court has jurisdiction under this Act
G.S.52C-1-103               Remedies
G.S.52C-2-201               Bases For jurisdiction over nonresident
G.S.52C-2-202               Procedure when exercising jurisdiction over nonresident
G.S.52C-2-203               Initiating and responding tribunal of this State
G.S.52C-2-204               Simultaneous proceedings in another state
G.S.52C-2-205               Continuing, exclusive jurisdiction
G.S.52C-2-206               Enforcement and modification of support order by tribunal having continuing jurisdiction
G.S.52C-2-207               Recognition of child support orders
G.S.52C-2-208               Multiple child support orders for two or more obligees
G.S.52C-2-209               Credit for payments
G.S.52C-3-301               Proceedings under this Chapter
G.S.52C-3-302               Action by minor parent
G.S.52C-3-303               Application of law of this State
G.S.52C-3-304               Duties of initiating tribunal
G.S.52C-3-305               Duties and powers of responding tribunal
G.S.52C-3-306               Inappropriate tribunal
G.S.52C-3-307               Duties of support enforcement agency
G.S.52C-3-308               Representation of obligee
G.S.52C-3-309               Duties of State information agency
G.S.52C-3-310               Pleadings and accompanying documents
G.S.52C-3-311               Nondisclosure of information in exceptional circumstances
G.S.52C-3-312               Costs and fees
G.S.52C-3-313               Limited immunity of petitioner
G.S.52C-3-314               Nonparentage as defense
G.S.52C-3-315               Special rules of evidence and procedure
G.S.52C-3-316               Communications between tribunals
G.S.52C-3-317               Assistance with discovery
G.S.52C-3-318               Receipt and disbursement of payments
G.S.52C-4-401               Petition to establish support order
G.S.52C-5-501               Recognition of income-withholding order of  another state
G.S.52C-5-502               Administrative enforcement of orders
G.S.52C-6-601               Registration of order for enforcement
G.S.52C-6-602               Procedure to register order for enforcement
G.S.52C-6-603               Effect of registration for enforcement
G.S.52C-6-604               Choice of law
G.S.52C-6-605               Notice of registration of order
G.S.52C-6-606               Procedure to contest validity or enforcement of registered order
G.S.52C-6-607               Contest of registration or enforcement
G.S.52C-6-608               Confirmed order
G.S.52C-6-609               Procedure to register child support order of another state for modification
G.S.52C-6-610               Effect of registration for modification
G.S.52C-6-611               Modification of child support order of another state
G.S.52C-6-612               Recognition of order modified in another state
G.S.52C-7-701               Proceeding to determine parentage
G.S.52C-8-801               Grounds for rendition
G.S.52C-8-802               Conditions of rendition
G.S.52C-9-901               Uniformity of application and construction
G.S.52C-9-902               Severability clause

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Chapter 58. Insurance
G.S. 58-51-120 Coverage of children

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Chapter 93B Occupational Licensing Boards
G.S. 93B-13                  Revocation when licensing privilege forfeited for nonpayment of child support

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Chapter 95 Department of Labor and Labor Regulations
G.S. 95-31                    Acceptance by employer of assignment of wages

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Chapter 96 Employment Security
G.S. 96-17                    Protection of rights and benefits; deductions for child support obligations

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Chapter 97 Workers' Compensation Act
G.S. 97-21                     Claims unassignable and exempt from taxes and debts; agreement of employee to contribute to premium or waive right to compensation void; unlawful deduction by employer

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Chapter 105A Setoff Debt Collection Act
G.S. 105A-2                  Definitions
G.S. 105A-3                  Remedy additional; mandatory usage; obtaining identifying information
G.S. 105A-4                  Minimum sum collectible
G.S. 105A-5                  Collection of sums due claimant agencies through setoff
G.S. 105A-6                  Procedure for setoff
G.S. 105A-7                  Notification of intention to setoff and right to hearing
G.S. 105A-9                  Appeals from hearings
G.S. 105A-10                Certification of debt by claimant agency; finalization of setoff
G.S. 105A-11                Notice of final setoff
G.S. 105A-12                Priorities in claims to setoff
G.S. 105A-13                Disposition of proceeds collected; collection assistance fees
G.S. 105A-14                Accounting to the claimant agency; credit to debtor's obligation
G.S. 105A-15                Confidentiality exemption; nondisclosure
G.S. 105A-16                Rules and regulations

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Chapter 108A Social Services
G.S. 108A-18                Duties and responsibilities
G.S. 108A-69                Employer obligations
G.S. 108A-70                Recoupment of amounts spent on medical care
G.S. 108A-80                Confidentiality of records

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Chapter 110 Child Welfare
G.S. 110-128                 Purposes
G.S. 110-129                 Definitions
G.S. 110-130                 Action by the designated representatives of the county commissioners
G.S. 110-130.1              Non-AFDC services
G.S. 110-130.2              Collection of spousal support
G.S. 110-131                 Compelling disclosure of information respecting the non-supporting responsible parent of a child receiving public assistance
G.S. 110-132                 Acknowledgment of paternity and agreement to support
G.S. 110-132.1              Paternity determination by another state entitled to full faith and credit
G.S. 110-133                 Agreements of support
G.S. 110-134                 Filing of affirmations, acknowledgments, agreements and orders; and fees
G.S. 110-135                 Debt to State created
G.S. 110-136                 Garnishment of enforcement of child-support obligation
G.S. 110-136.1              Assignment of wages for child support
G.S. 110-136.2              Use of unemployment compensation benefits for child support
G.S. 110-136.3              Income withholding procedures; applicability
G.S. 110-136.4              Implementation of withholding in IV-D cases
G.S. 110-136.5              Implementation of withholding in non-IV-D cases
G.S. 110-136.6              Amount to be withheld
G.S. 110-136.7              Multiple withholding
G.S. 110-136.8              Notice to payor; payor's responsibilities
G.S. 110-136.9              Payment of withheld funds
G.S. 110-136.10            Termination of withholding
G.S. 110-137                 Acceptance of public assistance constitutes assignment of support rights to the State or county
G.S. 110-138                 Duty of county to obtain support
G.S. 110-138.1              Duty of judicial officials to assist in obtaining support
G.S. 110-139                 Location of absent parents
G.S. 110-139.1              Access to federal parent locator service; parental kidnapping and child custody cases
G.S. 110-140                 Conformity with federal requirements
G.S. 110-141                 Effectuation of intent of Article
G.S. 110-142                 Definitions; suspension and revocation of occupational, professional, or business licenses of obligors who are delinquent in court-ordered child support or subject to outstanding warrants for failure to appear for failure to comply with terms of a court order for child support
G.S. 110-142.1              IV-D notified suspension, revocation, and issuance of occupational, professional, or business licenses of obligors who are delinquent in  court-ordered child support or subject to outstanding warrants for failure to appear for failure to comply with terms of a court order for child support
G.S. 110-142.2              Suspension, revocation, restriction of  license to operate a motor vehicle or hunting, fishing, or trapping licenses; refusal of registration of motor vehicle

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Chapter 130A Public Health
G.S. 130A-101               Birth registration
G.S. 130A-118               Amendment of Birth and Death certificates
G.S. 130A-119               Clerk of Court to furnish State Registrar with facts as to paternity of illegitimate children judicially determined

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Chapter 143B Executive Organization Act of 1973
G.S. 143B-153               Social Services Commission, creation, powers and duties

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Chapter 150B Administrative Procedure Act
G.S. 150B-3                  Special provisions on licensing

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