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50B Domestic Violence Restraining Order

50B Domestic Violence Restraining Order

In North Carolina, domestic violence can be addressed by a civil restraining order or criminal charges. In the case of a civil restraining order, North Carolina statutes allow for certain parties to request a restraining order when one party attempts to cause bodily injury to the other or place the aggrieved party in fear of imminent serious bodily injury or harassment.   The following relationships qualify as a “personal relationship” under the statute allowing for a 50B Domestic Violence Restraining Order: current or former spouses, persons of the opposite sex who live together, related as parents and children, have a child in common, are current or former household members or are in a dating relationship

If you have been served with a Domestic Violence Restraining Order, contact an experienced trial attorney at Beaver Courie. For some, failing to appear and defend yourself can have life changing consequences.