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Required Documents for Child Support Cases

By Local Court Rules, parties in Pitt County cases are now required to provide Initial Mandatory Disclosure of Documents before a case for child support case can be filed, or before the necessary response can be made. Please read both sections below identified as section A and section B.

(Rule 4.3) for Temporary Child Support:

Every party to an action for child support has the duty to provide the following documents designated in this rule to the other parties and/or their counsel. (This doesn’t apply to IV-D Child Support Court by the Department of Social Services).

4.3 (A). If the NC Child Support Guidelines apply (most cases), produce the following financial documents:

i.  Income tax returns for the preceding two (2) years including forms (W-2 forms, 1099 forms, K-1 forms, etc.) and all schedules and attachments.

ii.  Pay stubs/earning statements for the past twelve (12) months. If a tax return has not been filed for the preceding year, a copy of all forms (W-2 forms, 1099 forms and K-1 forms) for that year, and if not yet available then pay stubs/earning statements showing gross income for that year.

iii. All documents reflecting current work related child care expenses and costs for the Guidelines calculation of child support, or for which reimbursement is sought.

iv.  All documents reflecting current healthcare insurance costs and premiums for the Guidelines calculation of child support, or for which reimbursement is sought. This includes medical, vision, dental and any other healthcare costs. Please include a breakdown of the cost for only the child(ren), usually available from your employer’s Human Resources office, if applicable. 

v.  All documents reflecting any extraordinary expenses for the Guidelines calculation of child support, or for which reimbursement is sought (examples: private school tuition or extra-curricular activities).

vi.  All documents regarding any obligation for child support for any other child(ren) not the subject of this action. For example: a copy of the child support order for your older child from another marriage.

vii. All other documents reflecting “income” as it is defined in the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines from all sources beginning January 1 of the year the Pleading or Motion is filed through the date of disclosure. This disclosure includes but is not limited to:

Salaries

Wages

Commissions

Bonuses

Ownership or operation of a business, partnership, practice or corporation

VA disability

Social security benefits

Workers compensation benefits

Unemployment insurance benefits

Disability pay and insurance benefits

Alimony or maintenance received from persons other than the parties at issue in this case

4.3(B). Additional Initial Mandatory Disclosures for Self-Employed Parties, Non-Guideline Cases (High-Income), and Deviation Cases.

In any case where a party is self-employed and/or where the NC Child Support Guidelines do not apply due to high incomes, or in a case where a party is seeking a deviation from the guidelines produce the party must produce the following documents to the other parties and/or their counsel:

i.  All documents listed above in Rule 4.3 (A) for guideline child support cases.

ii.  Individual and business bank statements for the last twelve (12) months including cancelled checks, check registers, either online statements or standard statements, and evidence of checks paid.

iii. Credit card statements for the last twelve (12) months for any credit card for which you are an authorized user (not just credit cards in your name).

iv.  Income tax returns for the preceding two (2) years including forms (W-2 forms, 1099 forms, K-1 forms, etc.) and all schedules and attachments.

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