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§50‑13.6.  Counsel fees in actions for custody and support of minorchildren.

In an action or proceeding forthe custody or support, or both, of a minor child, including a motion in thecause for the modification or revocation of an existing order for custody orsupport, or both, the court may in its discretion order payment of reasonableattorney's fees to an interested party acting in good faith who hasinsufficient means to defray the expense of the suit. Before ordering paymentof a fee in a support action, the court must find as a fact that the partyordered to furnish support has refused to provide support which is adequateunder the circumstances existing at the time of the institution of the actionor proceeding; provided however, should the court find as a fact that thesupporting party has initiated a frivolous action or proceeding the court mayorder payment of reasonable attorney's fees to an interested party as deemedappropriate under the circumstances. (1967, c. 1153, s. 2; 1973,c. 323.)

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_50 > GS_50-13_6

§50‑13.6.  Counsel fees in actions for custody and support of minorchildren.

In an action or proceeding forthe custody or support, or both, of a minor child, including a motion in thecause for the modification or revocation of an existing order for custody orsupport, or both, the court may in its discretion order payment of reasonableattorney's fees to an interested party acting in good faith who hasinsufficient means to defray the expense of the suit. Before ordering paymentof a fee in a support action, the court must find as a fact that the partyordered to furnish support has refused to provide support which is adequateunder the circumstances existing at the time of the institution of the actionor proceeding; provided however, should the court find as a fact that thesupporting party has initiated a frivolous action or proceeding the court mayorder payment of reasonable attorney's fees to an interested party as deemedappropriate under the circumstances. (1967, c. 1153, s. 2; 1973,c. 323.)


State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_50 > GS_50-13_6

§50‑13.6.  Counsel fees in actions for custody and support of minorchildren.

In an action or proceeding forthe custody or support, or both, of a minor child, including a motion in thecause for the modification or revocation of an existing order for custody orsupport, or both, the court may in its discretion order payment of reasonableattorney's fees to an interested party acting in good faith who hasinsufficient means to defray the expense of the suit. Before ordering paymentof a fee in a support action, the court must find as a fact that the partyordered to furnish support has refused to provide support which is adequateunder the circumstances existing at the time of the institution of the actionor proceeding; provided however, should the court find as a fact that thesupporting party has initiated a frivolous action or proceeding the court mayorder payment of reasonable attorney's fees to an interested party as deemedappropriate under the circumstances. (1967, c. 1153, s. 2; 1973,c. 323.)

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