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North Carolina Family Law

North Carolina Family Law


Quick Guide to North Carolina Family Law 


Where can I find a complete listing of NC Family Law?


If you are looking for revised statutes involving North Carolina family law, you should visit the following website under the NC General Assembly: 


You will find helpful information for search the entire list of NC statutes at the end of this article, and this article will also guide the reader through commonly accessed chapters of NC family law such as marriage, divorce, adoption, child custody, and more.  If you are researching North Carolina family law for help with a legal matter, you should contact an attorney right away.  


Specific North Carolina Family Law


After clicking on the link listed above, you can begin your search for some of the most requested NC Family Law sections with the help of this article.  This section will help you travel to some important sections of law quickly without having to search through the entire list of statutes: 


Chapter 48 Adoptions


This section describes law and procedure for virtually any kind of adoption.  There are guidelines for a general adoption procedure, the adoption of minors, the adoption of adults, the adoption of stepchildren, much more.  For prohibited practices in any adoption under NC Family Law, visit Article 10 under this chapter.  


Chapter 50 Divorce and Alimony


A large percentage of this chapter covers general procedures and North Caroline family law for alimony, child support, division of property, paternity, child support, and much more under Article 1.  If you are concerned with an expedited process for child support cases, reference Article 2.  If you need information on the Family Law Arbitration Act, reference Article 3.  


Chapter 50-50C Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act


This chapter of North Carolina family law provides all provisions within a child-custody case in a divorce procedure, separation, or other circumstance.  You can reference individual sections under Article 2 to research determining factors, temporary orders, and different kinds of custody.  


Chapter 51 Marriage


This chapter of NC family law provides all laws for prerequisites, unlawful marriages, and procedures for marriage licenses.  You should reference Article 2 for information on marriage licenses. 


How to Search NC Family Law


Consider the follow search techniques while researching North Carolina family law.  These search techniques will work for this website as well.   


1. Stemming- this technique includes adding suffixes onto your search, such as divorces, divorcing, divorced, or more


2. Wildcards- a wildcard allows you to search multiple words using an asterisk, and adopt* will usually bring you to adopted, adoption, adopting, adoptive, adoptable, and more. 


3. Missing variables- you can search for a missing variable with a question mark, and whom will bring results associated with woman, women, and more


4. Boolean Operators- you should always consider using and, or, and not to limit your searches as well 


Of course, searching for a specific term will limit your search and bring you closer to what you’re looking for, but if you’re having trouble finding a term, you can use the methods above.