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Article 1 - Divorce, Alimony, and Child Support, Generally. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-1 50-1. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 1185, s. 20.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-2 50-2. Bond for costs unnecessary.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-3 50-3. Venue; removal of action.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-4 50-4. What marriages may be declared void on application of either party.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-5 50-5. Repealed by Session Laws 1983, c. 613, s. 1.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-5.1 50-5.1. Grounds for absolute divorce in cases of incurable insanity.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-6 50-6. Divorce after separation of one year on application of either party.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-7 50-7. Grounds for divorce from bed and board.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-8 50-8. Contents of complaint; verification; venue and service in action by nonresident; certain divorces validated.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-9 50-9. Effect of answer of summons by defendant.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-10 50-10. Material facts found by judge or jury in divorce or annulment proceedings; when notice of trial not required; procedure same as ordinary civil actions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-11 50-11. Effects of absolute divorce.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-11.1 50-11.1. Children born of voidable marriage legitimate.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-11.2 50-11.2. Judgment provisions pertaining to care, custody, tuition and maintenance of minor children.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-11.3 50-11.3. Certain judgments entered prior to January 1, 1981, validated.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-11.4 50-11.4. Certain judgments of divorce validated.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-12 50-12. Resumption of maiden or premarriage surname.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-13 50-13. Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 1153, s. 1.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-13.1 50-13.1. Action or proceeding for custody of minor child.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-13.2 50-13.2. Who entitled to custody; terms of custody; visitation rights of grandparents; taking child out of State; consideration of parent's military service.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-13.2A 50-13.2A. Action for visitation of an adopted grandchild.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-13.3 50-13.3. Enforcement of order for custody.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-13.4 50-13.4. Action for support of minor child.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-13.5 50-13.5. Procedure in actions for custody or support of minor children.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-13.6 50-13.6. Counsel fees in actions for custody and support of minor children.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-13.7 50-13.7. Modification of order for child support or custody.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-13.7A 50-13.7A: Repealed by Session Laws 2013-27, s. 2, effective October 1, 2013.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-13.8 50-13.8. Custody of persons incapable of self-support upon reaching majority.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-13.9 50-13.9. Procedure to insure payment of child support.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-13.10 50-13.10. Past due child support vested; not subject to retroactive modification; entitled to full faith and credit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-13.11 50-13.11. Orders and agreements regarding medical support and health insurance coverage for minor children.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-13.12 50-13.12. Forfeiture of licensing privileges for failure to pay child support or for failure to comply with subpoena issued pursuant to child support or paternity establishment proceedings.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-13.13 50-13.13. Motion or claim for relief from child support order based on finding of nonpaternity.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-14 through 50-15 50-14 through 50-15. Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 1152, s. 1.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-16 50-16. Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 1152, s. 1; c. 1153. s. 1.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-16.1 50-16.1: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 319, s. 1.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-16.1A 50-16.1A. Definitions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-16.2 50-16.2: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 319, s. 1.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-16.2A 50-16.2A. Postseparation support.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-16.3 50-16.3: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 319, s. 1.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-16.3A 50-16.3A. Alimony.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-16.4 50-16.4. Counsel fees in actions for alimony, postseparation support.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-16.5 50-16.5: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 319, s. 1.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-16.6 50-16.6. When alimony, postseparation support, counsel fees not payable.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-16.7 50-16.7. How alimony and postseparation support paid; enforcement of decree.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-16.8 50-16.8. Procedure in actions for postseparation support.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-16.9 50-16.9. Modification of order.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-16.10 50-16.10. Alimony without action.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-16.11 50-16.11: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 319, s. 1.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-17 50-17. Alimony in real estate, writ of possession issued.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-18 50-18. Residence of military personnel; payment of defendant's travel expenses by plaintiff.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-19 50-19. Maintenance of certain actions as independent actions permissible.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-19.1 50-19.1. Maintenance of certain appeals allowed.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-20 50-20. Distribution by court of marital and divisible property.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-20.1 50-20.1. Pension and retirement benefits.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-21 50-21. Procedures in actions for equitable distribution of property; sanctions for purposeful and prejudicial delay.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-22 50-22. Action on behalf of an incompetent.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-23 through 50-29 50-23 through 50-29. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 2 - Expedited Process for Child Support Cases. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-30 50-30. Findings; policy; and purpose.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-31 50-31. Definitions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-32 50-32. Disposition of cases within 60 days; extension.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-33 50-33. Waiver of expedited process requirement.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-34 50-34. Establishment of an expedited process.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-35 50-35. Authority and duties of a child support hearing officer.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-36 50-36. Child support procedures in districts with expedited process.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-37 50-37. Enforcement authority of child support hearing officer; contempt.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-38 50-38. Appeal from orders of the child support hearing officer.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-39 50-39. Qualifications of child support hearing officer.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-40 50-40. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 3 - Family Law Arbitration Act. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-41 50-41. Purpose; short title.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-42 50-42. Arbitration agreements made valid, irrevocable, and enforceable.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-42.1 50-42.1. Nonwaivable provisions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-42.2 50-42.2. Notice.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-43 50-43. Proceedings to compel or stay arbitration.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-44 50-44. Interim relief and interim measures.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-45 50-45. Appointment of arbitrators; rules for conducting the arbitration.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-45.1 50-45.1. Disclosure by arbitrator.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-46 50-46. Majority action by arbitrators.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-47 50-47. Hearing.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-48 50-48. Representation by attorney.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-49 50-49. Witnesses; subpoenas; depositions; court assistance.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-50 50-50: Repealed by Session Laws 2005-187, s. 8, effective October 1, 2005.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-50.1 50-50.1. Consolidation.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-51 50-51. Award; costs.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-52 50-52. Change of award by arbitrators.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-53 50-53. Confirmation of award.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-54 50-54. Vacating an award.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-55 50-55. Modification or correction of award.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-56 50-56. Modification of award for alimony, postseparation support, child support, or child custody based on substantial change of circumstances.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-57 50-57. Orders or judgments on award.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-58 50-58. Applications to the court.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-59 50-59. Court; jurisdiction; other definitions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-60 50-60. Appeals.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-61 50-61. Article not retroactive.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-62 50-62. Construction; uniformity of interpretation.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-63 through 50-69 50-63 through 50-69: Reserved for future codification purposes. (2003-371, s. 1.)[RTF] [PDF]
Article 4 - Collaborative Law Proceedings. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-70 50-70. Collaborative law.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-71 50-71. Definitions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-72 50-72. Agreement requirements.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-73 50-73. Tolling of time periods.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-74 50-74. Notice of collaborative law agreement.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-75 50-75. Judgment on collaborative law settlement agreement.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-76 50-76. Failure to reach settlement; disposition by court; duty of attorney to withdraw.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-77 50-77. Privileged and inadmissible evidence.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-78 50-78. Alternate dispute resolution permitted.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-79 50-79. Collaborative law procedures surviving death.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-80 50-80: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-81 50-81: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-82 50-82: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-83 50-83: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-84 50-84: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-85 50-85: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-86 50-86: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-87 50-87: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-88 50-88: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-89 50-89: Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 5 - Parenting Coordinator. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-90 50-90. Definitions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-91 50-91. Appointment of parenting coordinator.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-92 50-92. Authority of parenting coordinator.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-93 50-93. Qualifications.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-94 50-94. Appointment conference.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-95 50-95. Fees.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-96 50-96. Meetings and communications.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-97 50-97. Reports.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-98 50-98. Parenting coordinator records.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-99 50-99. Modification or termination of parenting coordinator appointment.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 50-100 50-100. Parenting coordinator immunity.[RTF] [PDF]