INSTRUCTIONS: NORTH CAROLINA CHILD CUSTODY OR VISITATION AND/OR SUPPORT
If you are representing yourself in North Carolina family court in a case concerning child custody, visitation rights or child support payments, you will need to file a petition to begin the process. This article discusses the petition filed in the state's 26th judicial district. This form is available on the official website of that judicial district as part of a larger package.
North Carolina Child Custody Or Visitation And/Or Support Step 1: The first document in this package is an affidavit of service of process by registered or certified mail. This is filed if your spouse is served with a copy of the complaint against them through these methods. This document must be signed before a notary public.
North Carolina Child Custody Or Visitation And/Or Support Step 2: The second document is the complaint detailing your requests and the rulings you wish for the court to make. The last page of this document must be signed and dated in the presence of a notary public.
North Carolina Child Custody Or Visitation And/Or Support Step 3: The rest of this package discusses the other forms and procedures you will need to follow throughout this process.