If you want to investigate North Carolina family law on your own, you can find most of the rules that the legislature has made for family law cases on the North Carolina General Assembly’s website.
As an important side note, you should know that each of these rules (in legalese, “statutes”) has been interpreted or explained by the North Carolina Court of Appeals and/or the North Carolina Supreme Court. These explanations of the rules come in the form of written “decisions” by those courts (these decisions are also commonly referred to as “case law” and “common law”). So, in order to have a full understanding of many of the rules, you have to also review the interpretations issued by the courts. Understanding the rules as well as the court’s written interpretation of the rules is a very large part of what makes a family lawyer a valuable resource for you.
Please note that nothing on this blog should be considered legal advice and that viewing the information on this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship between us. You are advised to consult with an attorney to confirm the current state of any legal information contained in this blog, as the law constantly changes.