Legal Information: North Carolina

Child Support

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November 27, 2017

Can a child support order be changed or even stopped after the court orders it?

Possibly.  If either party can prove that there has been a change in circumstances since the order was issued, it’s possible that the order may be changed by a judge.*  Even if the order was issued in another state, if the court in North Carolina gets jurisdiction (power) over the case, the judge can enter a new order for support which changes the other state’s order.**  To find out how a court in NC can get jurisdiction over your order from another state, please talk to a lawyer.  For free and paid legal referrals, go to our NC Finding a Lawyer page.

* NCGS § 50-13.7(a)

** NCGS § 50-13.7(b)