38-9F-4. Issuance of elder abuse protection orders
(a) The following courts shall have jurisdiction to issue elder abuse protection orders under this chapter:
(b) An elder abuse protection order may be requested in any pending civil or domestic relations action, as an independent civil action, or in connection with the preliminary, final, or post-judgment relief in a civil action.
(e) An elder abuse protection order shall be a status order that is specifically designed to protect the elderly person, and in personam jurisdiction over the defendant shall not be required in order to issue an ex parte or final order under this chapter.