Visitation Interference Statute?

From what I found NC does not have a specific statute on this. Look up under “Artical Index” then under “Divorce and Custody Legislation”. The first artical is a listing by state of Criminal Custodial Interference statutes. It looks as though NC is one of the states that does not have a specific statute regarding this. This may be an issue for F4J to research…

No, it is not a criminal offense, however you do have a remedy availabl to you through the civil courts by starting a custody action. In addition, if there is a custody order in effect that the opposing party is not following, they can be found in criminal contempt for violating the order.

Helena M. Nevicosi
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Does the state of NC have specific statutes that address the issue of visitation/custodial interference? I’m trying to determine if this is a crime in NC.