Domestic violence is a problem that does not discriminate; it is statistically consistent across all socioeconomic and racial lines. Chapter 50B of the North Carolina General Statutes allows domestic violence victims to seek an order of protection against the offender.
Actions can only be filed against persons with whom the aggrieved party has or had a familial relationship (current or former spouse, persons of the opposite sex with whom you have lived, ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends, parents, grandparents, persons who have a child in common, etc.). Criminal remedies are also available, though separate from a 50B action.
Gailor Hunt Jenkins Davis Taylor & Gibbs can help you in initiating or defending against these types of actions. Contact us by calling 919-832-8488.
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