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Legal Information: North Carolina
Updated: October 13, 2020
What protections can I get in a civil no-contact order?
A civil no-contact order can:
- Order the respondent not to visit, assault, molest, or interfere with you in any way;
- Order the respondent to stop stalking or harassing you, including at your workplace;
- Order the respondent not to abuse or injure you;
- Order the respondent not to contact you by telephone, written communication, or electronic means (i.e., email or social websites);
- Order the respondent to stay away from your residence, school, work, or other specified places at times when you are present; and
- Order other relief that the court thinks is necessary and appropriate to protect you, including ordering either party to pay the other’s attorney’s fees.1
1 NCGS § 50C-5(b)
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