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February 14, 2022

Can I file to extend my final civil no-contact order beyond the 1 year?

Yes, you can apply to extend it.  You can file to renew the final order before the civil no-contact order runs out one or more times.  To file for a renewal, you must file a “motion to renew no-contact order.”  You do not need a new incident of unlawful conduct to renew your order – the judge can renew it if s/he finds there is “good cause” to do so.1

1 NCGS § 50C-8(c)

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