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Pro Se Program

Court Watch has compiled instructional packets and forms to help people file a new custody or visitation complaint and modification or contempt motions in Guilford County.  These forms and instructions are designed for parents who are seeking custody or visitation but who cannot afford attorneys.  When you file these forms, you are actually representing yourself, which you have the right to do, and the court system considers you a “pro se” litigant.  Court Watch has adopted that Latin term for our Pro Se Program.

Court Watch can procedurally help you file the forms listed below.  Click on each forms to see whether it is appropriate for your situation.

  1. New Custody/Visitation Complaint
  2. Modification Motion
  3. Contempt Motion

What New Complaint or Motion do I file for my situation? Click here


Once you have determined which packet of forms you need, click on the links below to access the forms.


Complete New Custody/Visitation Instructional Packet and Forms
Complete Modification Instructional Packet and Forms
Complete Contempt Instructional Packet and Forms

Mandatory Parenting Class Info:

This 4-hour class is designed to meet the needs of parents who are raising children in separate households, whether those parents are still married, are separated or divorced, or were never married. It is also appropriate for grandparents, step-parents and other caregivers. Participants will leave the class with increased knowledge of developmental factors that affect children.

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What you will learn:

How to help your children adjust during separation and/or divorce
How to reduce co-parenting conflict
About different co-parenting styles
The parenting skills that buffer children from risk
What to include in a parenting plan
How mediation can help you create a parenting plan
98.7% rate our class Good or Excellent

* as of June 18, 2016

NC DSS Child Support Statistics (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014)
- 416,740 cases state-wide at the end of the reporting period
- $700 million collected in SFY 2012 compared to $714.30 million in SFY 2011
- 86% of cases currently have a court order for child support
- Paternity was established for 306,744 children born out of wedlock
- Majority of parents receiving child support rely on help from Child Support Enforcement (CSE) offices