North Carolina General Statutes § 52C-3-313 Limited immunity of petitioner

(a)        Participation by a petitioner in a proceeding before a responding tribunal, whether in person, by private attorney, or through services provided by the support enforcement agency, does not confer personal jurisdiction over the petitioner in another proceeding.

(b)        A petitioner is not amenable to service of civil process while physically present in this State to participate in a proceeding under this Chapter.

(c)        The immunity granted by this section does not extend to civil litigation based on acts unrelated to a proceeding under this Chapter committed by a party while present in this State to participate in the proceeding. (1995, c. 538, s. 7(c).)

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