Restraining Order Basics

Every day we find ourselves constantly worrying about our safety and protection. No matter how cautious we may be, there is always a risk of coming face to face with danger. In some instances, you find danger in the ones closest to you. If you have found yourself in a situation, whether it be an abusive relationship, harassment (etc.), and it has you worrying about your safety, it may be time that you consider contacting an attorney about a restraining order.
In the state of North Carolina, a “restraining order” is also known as a Domestic Violence Protective Order, or a Civil No-Contact order, depending on the parties involved. At Blood Law located in Waxhaw NC, we want to do what we can to ensure your safety and protection as well as educate you on the different restraining order options. The first one is called The Domestic Violence Protective Order, this is meant to protect a party from another abusive individual, that they typically share a personal relationship with, such as a family member or spouse. Secondly, we have the Civil No-Contact Order, this order can be filed against someone that a party does not have a personal relationship with, and can be either temporary or permanent. Additionally, this type of order is meant to protect a party from stalking, harassing, abusing, contacting, or molesting.
In regard to obtaining a permanent order for either a Domestic Violence Protective Order or a Civil No-Contact Order, some evidence is necessary to prove that the abuser committed non-consensual sexual conduct, domestic violence, stalking, or assault.
If you think you may have grounds for a Restraining Order or Civil No-Contact Order, contact a family law attorney at Blood Law today by calling (704) 286-0570.