North Carolina General Statutes § 52C-4-401 Petition to establish support order

(a)        If a support order entitled to recognition under this Chapter has not been issued, a responding tribunal of this State may issue a support order if:

(1)        The individual seeking the order resides in another state; or

(2)        The support enforcement agency seeking the order is located in another state.

(b)        The tribunal may issue a temporary child support order if:

(1)        The respondent has signed a verified statement acknowledging parentage;

(2)        The respondent has been determined by or pursuant to law to be the parent; or

(3)        There is other clear and convincing evidence that the respondent is the child's parent.

(c)        Upon finding, after notice and opportunity to be heard, that an obligor owes a duty of support, the tribunal shall issue a support order directed to the obligor and may issue other orders pursuant to G.S. 52C-3-305. (1995, c. 538, s. 7(c).)

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