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North Carolina General Statutes
Chapter 50: Divorce and Alimony.

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Article 1 - Divorce, Alimony, and Child Support, Generally. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-1§ 50-1. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 1185, s. 20.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-2§ 50-2. Bond for costs unnecessary.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-3§ 50-3. Venue; removal of action.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-4§ 50-4. What marriages may be declared void on application of either party.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-5§ 50-5. Repealed by Session Laws 1983, c. 613, s. 1.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-5.1§ 50-5.1. Grounds for absolute divorce in cases of incurable insanity.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-6§ 50-6. Divorce after separation of one year on application of either party.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-7§ 50-7. Grounds for divorce from bed and board.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-8§ 50-8. Contents of complaint; verification; venue and service in action by nonresident; certain divorces validated.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-9§ 50-9. Effect of answer of summons by defendant.[HTML] [RTF]
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.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-11§ 50-11. Effects of absolute divorce.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-11.1§ 50-11.1. Children born of voidable marriage legitimate.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-11.2§ 50-11.2. Judgment provisions pertaining to care, custody, tuition and maintenance of minor children.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-11.3§ 50-11.3. Certain judgments entered prior to January 1, 1981, validated.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-11.4§ 50-11.4. Certain judgments of divorce validated.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-12§ 50-12. Resumption of maiden or premarriage surname.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-13§ 50-13. Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 1153, s. 1.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-13.01§ 50-13.01. Purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-13.1§ 50-13.1. Action or proceeding for custody of minor child.[HTML] [RTF]
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.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-13.2A§ 50-13.2A. Action for visitation of an adopted grandchild.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-13.3§ 50-13.3. Enforcement of order for custody.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-13.4§ 50-13.4. Action for support of minor child.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-13.5§ 50-13.5. Procedure in actions for custody or support of minor children.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-13.6§ 50-13.6. Counsel fees in actions for custody and support of minor children.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-13.7§ 50-13.7. Modification of order for child support or custody.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-13.7A§ 50-13.7A: Repealed by Session Laws 2013-27, s. 2, effective October 1, 2013.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-13.8§ 50-13.8. Custody of persons incapable of self-support upon reaching majority.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-13.9§ 50-13.9. Procedure to insure payment of child support.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-13.10§ 50-13.10. Past due child support vested; not subject to retroactive modification; entitled to full faith and credit.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-13.11§ 50-13.11. Orders and agreements regarding medical support and health insurance coverage for minor children.[HTML] [RTF]
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.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-13.13§ 50-13.13. Motion or claim for relief from child support order based on finding of nonpaternity.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-14 through 50-15§§ 50-14 through 50-15. Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 1152, s. 1.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-16§ 50-16. Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 1152, s. 1; c. 1153. s. 1.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-16.1§ 50-16.1: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 319, s. 1.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-16.1A§ 50-16.1A. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-16.2§ 50-16.2: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 319, s. 1.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-16.2A§ 50-16.2A. Postseparation support.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-16.3§ 50-16.3: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 319, s. 1.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-16.3A§ 50-16.3A. Alimony.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-16.4§ 50-16.4. Counsel fees in actions for alimony, postseparation support.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-16.5§ 50-16.5: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 319, s. 1.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-16.6§ 50-16.6. When alimony, postseparation support, counsel fees not payable.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-16.7§ 50-16.7. How alimony and postseparation support paid; enforcement of decree.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-16.8§ 50-16.8. Procedure in actions for postseparation support.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-16.9§ 50-16.9. Modification of order.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-16.10§ 50-16.10. Alimony without action.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-16.11§ 50-16.11: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 319, s. 1.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-17§ 50-17. Alimony in real estate, writ of possession issued.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-18§ 50-18. Residence of military personnel; payment of defendant's travel expenses by plaintiff.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-19§ 50-19. Maintenance of certain actions as independent actions permissible.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-19.1§ 50-19.1. Maintenance of certain appeals allowed.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-20§ 50-20. Distribution by court of marital and divisible property.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-20.1§ 50-20.1. Pension and retirement benefits.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-21§ 50-21. Procedures in actions for equitable distribution of property; sanctions for purposeful and prejudicial delay.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-22§ 50-22. Action on behalf of an incompetent.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-23 through 50-29§§ 50-23 through 50-29. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 2 - Expedited Process for Child Support Cases. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-30§ 50-30. Findings; policy; and purpose.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-31§ 50-31. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-32§ 50-32. Disposition of cases within 60 days; extension.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-33§ 50-33. Waiver of expedited process requirement.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-34§ 50-34. Establishment of an expedited process.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-35§ 50-35. Authority and duties of a child support hearing officer.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-36§ 50-36. Child support procedures in districts with expedited process.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-37§ 50-37. Enforcement authority of child support hearing officer; contempt.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-38§ 50-38. Appeal from orders of the child support hearing officer.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-39§ 50-39. Qualifications of child support hearing officer.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-40§ 50-40. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 3 - Family Law Arbitration Act. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-41§ 50-41. Purpose; short title.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-42§ 50-42. Arbitration agreements made valid, irrevocable, and enforceable.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-42.1§ 50-42.1. Nonwaivable provisions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-42.2§ 50-42.2. Notice.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-43§ 50-43. Proceedings to compel or stay arbitration.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-44§ 50-44. Interim relief and interim measures.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-45§ 50-45. Appointment of arbitrators; rules for conducting the arbitration.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-45.1§ 50-45.1. Disclosure by arbitrator.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-46§ 50-46. Majority action by arbitrators.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-47§ 50-47. Hearing.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-48§ 50-48. Representation by attorney.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-49§ 50-49. Witnesses; subpoenas; depositions; court assistance.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-50§ 50-50: Repealed by Session Laws 2005-187, s. 8, effective October 1, 2005.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-50.1§ 50-50.1. Consolidation.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-51§ 50-51. Award; costs.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-52§ 50-52. Change of award by arbitrators.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-53§ 50-53. Confirmation of award.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-54§ 50-54. Vacating an award.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-55§ 50-55. Modification or correction of award.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-56§ 50-56. Modification of award for alimony, postseparation support, child support, or child custody based on substantial change of circumstances.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-57§ 50-57. Orders or judgments on award.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-58§ 50-58. Applications to the court.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-59§ 50-59. Court; jurisdiction; other definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-60§ 50-60. Appeals.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-61§ 50-61. Article not retroactive.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-62§ 50-62. Construction; uniformity of interpretation.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-63 through 50-69§§ 50-63 through 50-69: Reserved for future codification purposes. (2003-371, s. 1.)[HTML] [RTF]
Article 4 - Collaborative Law Proceedings. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-70§ 50-70. Collaborative law.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-71§ 50-71. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-72§ 50-72. Agreement requirements.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-73§ 50-73. Tolling of time periods.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-74§ 50-74. Notice of collaborative law agreement.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-75§ 50-75. Judgment on collaborative law settlement agreement.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-76§ 50-76. Failure to reach settlement; disposition by court; duty of attorney to withdraw.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-77§ 50-77. Privileged and inadmissible evidence.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-78§ 50-78. Alternate dispute resolution permitted.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-79§ 50-79. Collaborative law procedures surviving death.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-80§ 50-80: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-81§ 50-81: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-82§ 50-82: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-83§ 50-83: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-84§ 50-84: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-85§ 50-85: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-86§ 50-86: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-87§ 50-87: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-88§ 50-88: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-89§ 50-89: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 5 - Parenting Coordinator. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-90§ 50-90. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-91§ 50-91. Appointment of parenting coordinator.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-92§ 50-92. Authority of parenting coordinator.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-93§ 50-93. Qualifications.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-94§ 50-94. Appointment conference.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-95§ 50-95. Fees.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-96§ 50-96. Meetings and communications.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-97§ 50-97. Reports.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-98§ 50-98. Parenting coordinator records.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-99§ 50-99. Modification or termination of parenting coordinator appointment.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 50-100§ 50-100. Parenting coordinator immunity.[HTML] [RTF]

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