How to Seek a Domestic Violence Protective Order (“DVPO”) in North Carolina
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Using the Instructions for completing a DVPO. You may complete the following forms prior to going to the courthouse:
If you are unable to access a printer, the Clerk of Court in your County will provide you with the forms free of cost. It is 100% free to file a domestic violence protective order action. None of the content of this page is a substitute for an experienced attorney. However, if you have additional questions about the court process, please consult with a Families Living Violence Free Court Advocate or an attorney. If you are a resident of Granville County and cannot afford an attorney, you may qualify for representation by the Durham office of Legal Aid of North Carolina.