Child Custody, Visitation and/or Support Video

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Highlights of Video

Detailed instructions given explaining process of obtaining custody/visitation

  • Type or print clearly
  • Include case number on all documents
  • Fill in all blanks completely
  • Make sure forms are notarized
  • Make three copies
  • File forms with the Clerk of Courts
  • Issue service of complaint and service
  • Confirm and file proof of service
  • Attend Parent Education classes
  • Attend Mediation Orientation
  • Participate in Mediation
  • Subpoena witnesses
  • Bring proof of expenses
  • Dress appropriately for court


Corrections to Video

Filing fee for child custody/visitation and/or support is $150

Mecklenburg County Law Library
201 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28244
Monday through Friday

Mecklenburg County Bar (704-375-0120) has a referral service that charges $50 for a 30-minute consultation

Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyer Referral Service
438 Queens Road
Charlotte, NC 28207

SelfServe Center Address
832 E. Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Rm. 3350

Clerk of Court Address
832 E. Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Rm. 3725

Family Court Administration Address
832 E. Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Rm. 3520