Domestic Violence

We understand the complexity and sensitivity of domestic violence issues. The firm is committed to providing compassionate legal support to those affected by domestic violence, recognizing the unique challenges faced by victims. We strive to create a safe and supportive environment where voices are heard and rights are protected.

Nick is dedicated to helping survivors navigate the legal process and obtain necessary remedies to ensure safety and well-being.

With unwavering support, clients can find the strength and resources needed to break free from the cycle of abuse and begin a new chapter in life. Domestic violence involves both criminal and civil aspects. In North Carolina, the civil side is addressed by Chapter 50B Statute.

Relationship Requirement

To file a 50B domestic violence lawsuit, you must have one of the following relationships with the person involved: current or former spouses, current or former household members, parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, persons acting as parents to a minor child, persons with a child in common, or persons of the opposite sex in a dating or past dating relationship.

Emergency Protection

If there is an immediate and serious threat to yourself or a minor child, you can file for an emergency domestic violence protective order (DVPO), known as an ex-parte DVPO. These orders are temporary and followed by a hearing on domestic violence matters.

Long-Term Protection

After the hearing, a judge may grant a year-long domestic violence protective order based on the case’s circumstances. The order can include terms such as no-contact orders, possession of the marital home, attorney’s fees, and firearm restrictions.