Legal Information: North Carolina

Know the Laws - By State

A brief description of the difference between state laws and federal laws.

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.