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Laws current as of December 22, 2023

Can I file for a domestic violence protective order against a minor?

You can file for a domestic violence protective order against a minor. The only exception is that if it is a parent or grandparent filing against his/her child or grandchild, the child has to be at least 16 years old. This exception also applies to someone who is in a parental role (“in loco parentis”) to a child filing against that child.1  

1 See NCGS § 50B-1(b)(6); see also UNC School of Government