My question involves court procedures for the state of: North Carolina
Hello, Im attempting to register a out of state parenting plan in North Carolina but the after sending in all the required forms and a notorized motion to file as indigent. The responce form the court clerks office is that
A: I have to send them a non refundable $150+ to file the motion to file motions as an indigent, this is the only way to get it before the judge.
B: I can not request to be indigent to waive future filing fees in any case because I am not a resident of North Carolina, in order to be indigent I MUST be a North Carolina resident
REALLY? I have filed in many courts in several states and have never had a problem like this, EVER!! Does this sound right? sounds like monetary value is obstructing justice doesnt it? None of the clerks can give me any court rules or statutes that say ANYTHING about resident or non resident filing as indigent, They simply refuse to file any of my paperwork untill I send them money and now that I attempted to file a motion of indigency without paying the fee I have to pay that also, so in order to register the out of state parenting plan under the UCCJEA I have to pay $300+ !!!!
Furthermore since I am a out of state resident I have to appear by phone, that requires filing a motion to appear and thats is $150 each time. So a motion to enforce would be $300-400 upfront, $150-200 filing fee, $150-200 appear by phone and thats not including any of the other MANY fees NC has before i can get to a hearing!!
I simply cant afford this as I am unemployed!!
Does this sound right in North Carolina or am I just dealing with a "special" court?
is ther any statutes or court rules I can use to argue this?
Thanks for any help on this