Know the Laws: North Carolina
Most of the laws relevant to domestic violence and sexual assault are based on state law.
Information about domestic violence protection orders, civil no-contact orders, and moving with a protection order.
Information about custody in North Carolina.
Information on filing for, modifying, and enforcing a child support order.
This page addresses the general (not state-specific) laws of one parent taking a child out of the state or country, without the other parent's consent.
Information about divorce in North Carolina.
Information about housing-related protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.
You cannot be discriminated against by an employer because you have take time off work to file for a domestic violence protective order.
Confidentiality laws for victims at a shelter or on a hotline.
Information about crimes an abuser may have committed in North Carolina and victim assistance programs.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, it may be illegal for the abuser to buy or have a gun.
General information about your right to sue an abuser for medical costs, destroyed property, or other damages.
Immigration information for victims of domestic violence, crime victims, and others.
Under federal law, which applies to all states, an abuser may lose his right to have a gun.
Information about military protection orders and confidentiality on military bases.
Information about tribal laws related to domestic violence and sexual abuse.
A get is a divorce under Jewish law.