FAQ About Domestic Violence

FAQ About Domestic Violence

1. What is Domestic Violence? Domestic Violence, aka Intimate Partner Violence, is any behavior used by one person in a relationship to control the other. Most people think of Domestic Violence as physical abuse (slapping, hitting, choking, kicking, etc.) between two...
Can I Get a Protective Order in Court?

Can I Get a Protective Order 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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