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Required Documents for All Three Kinds of Cases

Child Support Cases:

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

  1.  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.
  2.  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.
  3. All documents reflecting current work related child care expenses and costs for the Guidelines calculation of child support, or for which reimbursement is sought.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

Required Documents For Self-Employed Parties, Non-Guideline Cases (High-Income), and Deviation Case

  1.  All documents listed above in Rule 4.3 (A) for guideline child support cases.
  2.  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.
  3. 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).
  4. Personal and Business 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.

Alimony Cases:

Everything included above the child support list, including both sections (Guidelines & Self Employed).

Equitable Distribution Cases:

  1. Copies of all deeds and deeds of trust for any real property outside of Pitt County, as well as any appraisals for any real property you might have, including timeshare ownership.
  2. Copies of recent mortgage statements with account number(s) and amount of monthly mortgage payment(s). This includes home equity lines of credit or home equity loans.  If you are separated, please include statements starting with those for the whole calendar year you separated, and ending with recent statements.  Please provide documentation of any short sale or loan modification within the last twelve months.
  3. Copies of titles and/or registration for personal property. Personal property includes any vehicles, boats, trailers, jet skis, ATVs/four-wheelers, motor cycles, farm equipment, machinery, mobile homes, etc. If the property was financed and has not been paid off, please provide any loan records and balances as of the date of separation.
  4. Recent statements for ANY retirement benefits, including pensions, IRAs, mutual funds, 401(k)s and 403(b)s. If you are separated, please include statements starting with those for the whole calendar year you separated, and ending with recent statements. For pension plans, please contact the plan administrator for the value of your account currently, and as of the date you separated.  We also need statements for any outstanding loans against any retirement plan.
  5. Recent statements for all bank accounts, including savings, checking, money market or investment accounts, including stocks and bonds. If you are separated, provide statements for the calendar year of your date of separation.
  6. Recent statements for life insurance, and a statement closest to the date you separated. Whole life policies accrue and build in value, term policies do not.
  7. All records from any recent bankruptcy case, any judgment/lien for money owed, personal injury case, etc.
  8. Any paper trail showing your separate ownership of property, such as significant gifts, inheritance or ownership of an asset you already owned when you got married.
  9. Statements for ANY debt in either person’s name, whether general loans, student loans, car loans, credit cards or any other kind of debt, both for the date of your separation and the current date. (Be sure to check your recent credit report to be certain what debts are in your name either jointly with anyone else or individually. You may access and print one free credit report, for yourself only, annually from the three credit reporting agencies at AnnualCreditReport.com

KEEP all on-going records until your case is finished, such as credit card statements, bank statements, retirement contributions, etc.

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