On August 10, 2015, Chief District Court Judge Joseph Buckner signed an order creating a set of local rules regarding post-separation support (PSS) for Chatham and Orange Counties.
The rules were the result of a 10-month process during which the drafting committee gathered and analyzed data and input from attorneys and judges throughout the judicial district.
The approved rules set out a formula for calculating a suggested PSS amount, and outline the procedure for post-separation support cases in the district. Three new local forms were also developed, including a PSS Affidavit, a worksheet, and a PSS order.
For a more in-depth discussion of the local rules, you can download our PSS Local Rule Handbook.