Raleigh Area Family Court Resources

Below you will find Raleigh Family Court resources including directions and phone numbers for the courthouse. Family law issues in Raleigh, NC are heard in the Wake County Courthouse. We have also included information on surrounding area family courts including Durham County Courthouse, Nash County Courthouse, Harnett County Courthouse, and Johnston County Courthouse.  Remember, that courthouse staff cannot give you legal advice. Each county has its own local rules, forms, and requirements. If you decide to represent yourself you will be responsible for knowing the laws, evidence rules, and civil procedure as if you were an attorney. Trying your own custody case is akin to doing your own open heart surgery. It is not advisable. You should consult with an attorney before filing anything.

Raleigh Family Court - Wake County Courthouse, Raleigh NC

Raleigh Family Court Resources – Wake County Courthouse:

Wake County Court Calendars

Wake County Custody Mediation 
(919) 792-4425

Wake County Child Support Enforcement 
(919) 856-6630

(919) 828-7501

Helpful Videos in Custody Cases
Steps in a Typical Custody Trial, 21 minutes

How to Prepare for a Custody Trial in North Carolina, 24 minutes

Raleigh Family Court – Wake County Do-it-Yourself Forms
– Please note that the courthouse staff cannot give you legal advice or help you. If you represent yourself, you are expected to know civil procedure rules and evidence rules as if you were an attorney.

Wake County Child Custody/Visitation
Wake County Modification of Child Custody or Visitation
Wake County Motion for Order to Show Cause
Wake County Registration of Foreign Child Custody Order
Wake County Expedited Enforcement of Foreign Child Custody Order

Parent Education Classes:
Parent education classes are required. The classes focus on teaching parents co-parenting skills.

Wake County Parent Education Classes:

  • Parents Forever: Triangle Family Services
    3937 Western Boulevard
    Raleigh, NC 27606
    (919) 821-0790
    To register or for additional information, please call (919) 821-0790 x 333
  • Crossroads of Parenting & Divorce
    Raleigh classes:
    Contact Donna Moore: (919) 787-5897;
    [email protected]

Durham Parent Education classes:

Chapel Hill Parent Education classes:

Supervised Visitation Program 

  • Time Together: Triangle Family Services
    3937 Western Boulevard
    Raleigh, NC 27606
    (919) 836-8740
  • All Kids 1st Visitation Services
    (919) 995-8737
    [email protected]

Guardian Ad Litem Program 
(919) 792-5353

Court Directions and Contact Information:

Durham County Courthouse
(919) 808-3000
510 South Dillard St
Durham, NC 27701
Building opens at 8:15 a.m.; offices open 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Harnett County Courthouse
(910) 814-4600
Main Courthouse Physical Address:
301 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd., Suite 100
Lillington, NC 27546
Courthouse hours of operation are from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Johnston County Courthouse
(919) 209-5400
Physical Address:
207 E Johnston St
Smithfield, NC 27577

Mailing Address:
PO Box 297
Smithfield, NC 27577
Building Opens and Operating hours for the courthouse are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Nash County Courthouse
(252) 220-3000
234 W Washington St
Nashville, NC 27856
Operating hours for the courthouse are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The doors to the courthouse open at 7:30 a.m.

Wake County Courthouse
(919) 792-4000
Physical Address:
316 Fayetteville St. Mall
Raleigh NC 27601

Mailing Address:
PO Box 351
Raleigh NC 27602
Operating hours for the Wake County Justice Center and Wake County Courthouse are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Doors open at 8am. Arrive early to go through security.

Looking for Family Court in Charlotte, NC – Mecklenburg County? Visit our Charlotte Family Court Resources Page.