DVPO (Domestic Violence Protective Order) in NC

DVPO (Domestic Violence Protective Order) in NC

I’m scared of my girlfriend; how do I get her out of the house? A domestic violence protective order may be your best option. We typically refer to these as DVPOs and they can do a number of things: remove someone from a residence, compel no contact and prohibit...
I Can’t Afford an Attorney, Will the Court Appoint One for Me?

I Can’t Afford an Attorney, Will the Court Appoint One for Me?

No, divorce and child custody and support cases are all considered civil cases. The law does not provide attorneys in civil cases. Angela McIlveenCEO/Partner AttorneyAngela lives in Gastonia, N.C. and handles cases in Gastonia, Charlotte, and surrounding cities and...
What Makes Military Divorce Different?

What Makes Military Divorce Different?

Divorcing a member of the military is very different from a regular divorce. If you are filing for divorce and your spouse is in the military getting your spouse served with the divorce complaint will be one of the first hurdles. The base where your spouse is...
Can I Get a Protective Order Without My Spouse in Court?

Can I Get a Protective Order Without My Spouse in Court?

In NC, there are two types of domestic violence protective orders: Ex parte/Temporary protective orders Final domestic violence protective orders, often called a 50B order or a restraining order Ex parte simply means that one party appears before the judge and the...
Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?

Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?

In NC domestic violence can be considered by the judge in determining child custody. The standard for custody cases in NC is always “what is in the best interest of the child”. Unlike some states NC does not have a rebuttable presumption against custody to...
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