When the parties in a child support case live outside of North Carolina, more than one child support agency may become involved. The case is then considered an intergovernmental case and Child Support services may still be available. Processing this type of case may be more time consuming and require additional documents, however, all states have adopted the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) which makes the processing easier and more effective.
Our role under UIFSA (Uniform Interstate Family Support Act) is to facilitate access to the Child Support Department and court system in the state/country where either the custodial or noncustodial parent lives. Depending upon this role the State of North Carolina could assist in establishing/enforcing/modifying a child support order or monitor and assist in establishing/enforcing/modifying a child support order. We can inquire regarding the status of the case and obtain, research, and send required data, as well as assist the other state in troubleshooting complex issues.