Please call for additional information regarding any of the following programs.
Wake County Clerk's Office (Civil Domestic)
The civil domestic division of the Wake County Clerk's Office handles all civil domestic filings. It is also the official record-keeper for all civil domestic cases. The clerk's office can provide litigants with copies of documents from court files and/or hearing transcripts. The Clerk's Office is also in charge of scheduling divorce hearings.
The Custody Mediation Program provides an alternative method to resolve disputes involving custody and visitation. During mediation, parties engage in conversation with each other and a professionally-trained impartial third party to attempt to reach a Parenting Agreement. Unless good cause is shown, mediation is mandatory for all custody and visitation matters.
Child Support Enforcement
Child Support Enforcement ("CSE") works to ensure that both parents are responsible for the financial support of their children to the best of their ability. CSE may be able to assist you with your child support claims.
Contact CSE directly to learn more.
A parenting coordinator is a court-appointed, licensed professional with special training, such as an attorney, psychologist or social worker, who may be appointed in certain circumstances to work with parents involved in a custody dispute. By helping parents work together to carry out their custody and visitation plan, conflict between parents can be reduced. More information about parenting coordinators can be obtained from the
Tenth Judicial District Family Court Rules for Domestic Court.
Parent Education Class (PE4)
Parent Education Class (PE4) focuses on the impact of a custody dispute on the children and provides tips to help parents communicate with and help their children through the process. Providers of the course located in Wake County are:
Triangle Family Services
3937 Western Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27606
To register or for additional information, please call (919) 821-0790 x 333
Lewis Consulting Services, PA
201 Shannon Oaks Circle, Ste. 200
Cary, NC 27511
For schedule and to register, please click on "Parenting Classes" .
Family Financial Mediation
The Family Financial Mediation Program is a mandatory alternative dispute resolution program designed to resolve property and financial issues between parties without a trial in court.
Supervised Visitation Program
Time Together is a supervised visitation program sponsored by Triangle Family Services, Inc.. This program allows children to have safe visits with their noncustodial parent and helps keep victims of domestic violence safe during the exchange of the children.
Drug Treatment Court
Drug Treatment Court is a special court created to improve and observe the treatment services provided to chemically dependent adults, substance abusing juveniles, and chemically dependent parents of neglected or abused children.
InterAct provides safety, support, and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault.
Guardian Ad Litem Program
The Wake County Guardians Ad Litem advocate to represent and promote the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children in the state court system.
Wake County Health & Human Services