Domestic violence is the pattern of abusive behaviors by a family member or intimate partner and includes, but is not limited to, physical abuse, emotional abuse, threats, harassment, intimidation, stalking, sexual abuse and economic abuse.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, the Court is there to protect you and your family. The Court also has the authority to order that the perpetrator of the abuse receive counseling and treatment for anger management. The attorneys at the McNeil Law Firm are here to assist you in the process, to protect your rights during the process, to ensure that the process is fair to you and to ensure that truth comes out rather than having the truth hidden by legal maneuvers from the perpetrator or their attorney. Additionally, we can assist in helping you obtain possession of your home, custody of your children, and in some cases order that your partner provide temporary financial support to you during this process.
Attached are links to the standard North Carolina forms which are used in the Civil Courts when a person is applying for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order or has received a Domestic Violence Order of Protection including instructions for filing for a DVPO.
Instructions for Domestic Violence Forms:
Ex Parte Domestic Violence Order of Protection:
Domestic Violence Order of Protection:
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