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Legal Information: North Carolina
Updated: October 13, 2020
Do I have to pay court fees if I file a child support case?
The person who files for support does not have to pay any filing fees.1 The judge may order the non-custodial parent (the one ordered to pay support) to pay filing fees, your reasonable attorney’s fees, necessary travel fees for your witnesses, etc.2
1 NCGS § 52C-3-312(a)
2 NCGS § 52C-3-312(b)
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