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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of December 22, 2023

Will the abuser or stalker have access to my address?

If you tell the clerk that having your address on the court forms would place you or a family member at risk, you can leave out your address from all of the documents filed with the court. However, you have to provide an alternative address to receive notice of any court proceedings or motions made by the respondent.1 You may also apply for the NC Department of Justice Address Confidentiality Program, which allows domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking victims to keep their address safe from possible or former abusers by using the government address for mail and the government forwards the mail to your confidential address.

1 NCGS § 50C-2(d)