Rule of Civil Procedure 45 is where you will find the rules related to subpoenas in North Carolina.

In 2011, the NC General Assembly amended Rule 45.  One of the amendments that is very important relates to obtaining discovery from outside the state of NC and imposes a very new process on parties wishing to obtain discovery from individuals outside of North Carolina.

Out-of-state witnesses can be important in alimony, custody, and equitable distribution cases and anywhere that an affidavit of the witness will not be accepted.



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