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Court Records

Learn how to obtain court records, conduct background checks, and expunge criminal records.

Criminal Law

Find out about criminal law, and the complete criminal court process.

Disability and Language Access

ADA compliance, request a reasonable accommodation, address physical access needs, request an interpreter, and foreign language interpretation services.

Divorce and Marriage

Find info to end your marriage or domestic partnership, requirements, court process, and a divorce packet. Find info on marriage requirements, licenses, officiants, and more.

Domestic Violence

How to get help, obtain a protective order, and relevant N.C. law.

Family and Children

Navigate the process for family-related cases, including custody issues, parental rights, child support, adoption, juvenile delinquency, and more.

Find an Attorney

Locate and hire an attorney. In criminal cases only, determine eligibility and the process for obtaining a public defender.

Going to Court

Information about going to court, the basics, trials, and after court.


Get information on how to become a guardian and what qualifications one must meet to obtain guardianship.


Foreclosures; ways to resolve landlord / tenant issues including eviction, living conditions, and more.

Jury Service

Find out what to expect and what you need to do when you serve as a juror, and learn about how to avoid jury duty scams.

Wills and Estates

What to do after a loss of a friend or family member, claiming inheritance, and N.C. process for probating a will.