Domestic Violence & Protection Orders

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Domestic Violence Protection Orders are NOT a means to resolve custody issues, marital property rights or other domestic issues that are resolved through divorce or custody proceedings in General District Court. A 50B Domestic Violence Protection Order is an emergency order specifically designed to offer protection against an imminent threat of harm. 

Before filing for a DVPO, please review the relevant section of the North Carolina Statutes to see if your situation qualifies for this type of relief. 

AOC forms are available for pro se litigants but we recommend that you consult with the local Hotline before filing your complaint. We are not allowed to give legal advice or guidance on how to fill out the forms. The counselors at Hotline are trained to assist you with the paperwork and overall process of taking out a protection order. 

Outer Banks Hotline
Office 252.473.5121 8:30 AM until 5 PM
or 24-hour crisis Line 252.473.3366
or dial 911 for Emergency Assistance. 

Forms:

There is also a Civil No-Contact Order, that offers protection against stalking and non-consensual sexual contact. Please review the following statutes if you believe this may fit your circumstances. 

DISCLAIMER: State Law prohibits the Clerk’s office from providing any legal advice, providing instructions on filling out forms, or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action. The forms provided on this website are only samples and may not fit the circumstances of your case. It is YOUR responsibility to consult with a competent attorney if you need legal advice. 

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Affidavit — Please prepare this Affidavit and file it along with all civil pleadings to verify military status of each of your defendants or respondents. A judgment may NOT be entered in any civil case in which the defendant/respondent has not made an appearance until this Affidavit has been completed and filed with the Clerk’s office.