Charlotte Restraining Order Lawyers
Serving Residents of Waxhaw & Beyond
Do you feel you are in danger of being harmed? Do you feel afraid that someone in your home may try to hurt you? Perhaps you need to consider a restraining order. A restraining order is a protective order issued by the state of North Carolina designed to prevent one person from harming another.
If you or someone you love feels threatened, it is important to take measures to protect yourself. Never compromise the safety and wellbeing of yourself or your children. We have years of experience working with clients and their children to keep them safe with a protective order. Do not hesitate to reach out if you need help.
Types of Restraining Orders
In North Carolina, there are three different types of restraining orders:
Domestic violence protective orders
You can seek protection from domestic violence with someone you have had a personal relationship with, such as your spouse, ex-spouse, relative, someone you had a child with, a current or former household member, or someone you are dating or used to date.
Civil no-contact orders
This protective order provides protection against non-consensual sexual conduct and/or stalking from someone with whom you do not have an intimate or familial relationship.
Civil no-contact for victims of registered sex offenders
A civil no-contact order for victims of registered sex offenders provides life-long protection from an abuser who was convicted of a crime that requires registration on the sex offender registry.
How to Get a Domestic Violence Restraining Order
- Go to the courthouse and file the necessary forms
- Ask for an ex parte temporary order if needed
- Take the forms to the sheriff’s office
- Prepare for your domestic violence protective order hearing
- Attend your hearing
Why Get a Restraining Order?
If you are a victim of domestic violence, it is imperative that you put measures in place to protect yourself. In North Carolina, a domestic violence protective order can be filed to put the following protections in place:
- Order the abuser not to assault, threaten, abuse, follow, harass, or interfere with you and your child(ren) in person, at work, on the telephone, or by other means.
- Allow you to live in the home where you and the abuser have lived together and order the abuser to move out and not return, no matter who owns the home or is on the lease.
- Order the abuser to provide suitable alternative housing for you.
- Tell the police to remove the abuser from the home.
Children Come First
With the complexities of family law, we put the well-being and safety of your children at the forefront of your case.
When you work with Blood Law, PLLC, you work with our entire team. Everyone is here to support you through each step.
We create personalized plans for each client while setting realistic expectations on the possible outcomes of the case.
From our first phone call to final signing, our team goes above and beyond to make sure you're getting the attention you deserve.
“Anna guided me through the entire process and answered all of my questions and concerns quickly.”- Debra K.
“Anna is very knowledgeable of the law as well as the local courts and judges.”- Penny N.
“I’m extremely grateful for Anna's help in my time of need.”- Olivia L.