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Child Support

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Updated: 
April 23, 2021

What happens if parents (over the age of 18) 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)