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Legal Information: North Carolina
Updated: February 6, 2020
Can the court order the other parent to pay my attorney’s fees?
Possibly. In some cases, the court may order the person who refuses to pay child support to pay the other parent’s attorney’s fees. Alternatively, if the judge believes that one parent has filed a frivolous (meaningless) court case, the judge may order the person who brought the frivolous case to pay the other parent’s attorney’s fees.1
1 NCGS § 50-13.6
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