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Updated: 
December 22, 2023

What happens if the parents are not employed?

If the parent is capable of working, the court may order that an unemployed parent work or look for a job. Parents over the age of 18 are legally responsible for supporting their children whether they are working or not. This applies even when a parent does not have legal custody of the child.1

1 NCGS § 50-13.4(b)

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