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Legal Statutes: North Carolina

UPDATED August 17, 2016

North Carolina Statutes

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Article 1. Divorce, Alimony, and Child Support, Generally

back to top50-13.7. Modification of order for child support or custody

(a) Except as otherwise provided in G.S. 50-13.7A, an order of a court of this State for support of a minor child may be modified or vacated at any time, upon motion in the cause and a showing of changed circumstances by either party or anyone interested subject to the limitations of G.S. 50-13.10. Subject to the provisions of G.S. 50A-201, 50A-202, and 50A-204, an order of a court of this State for custody of a minor child may be modified or vacated at any time, upon motion in the cause and a showing of changed circumstances by either party or anyone interested.

(b) When an order for support of a minor child has been entered by a court of another state, a court of this State may, upon gaining jurisdiction, and upon a showing of changed circumstances, enter a new order for support which modifies or supersedes such order for support, subject to the limitations of G.S. 50-13.10. Subject to the provisions of G.S. 50A-201, 50A-202, and 50A-204, when an order for custody of a minor child has been entered by a court of another state, a court of this State may, upon gaining jurisdiction, and a showing of changed circumstances, enter a new order for custody which modifies or supersedes such order for custody.
1967, c. 1153, § 2. 1979, c. 110, § 13; 1981, c. 682, § 12; 1987, c. 739, § 3; S.L. 1999-223, § 13, eff. Oct. 1, 1999; S.L. 2007-175, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2007.