HOW TO SEEK A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDER

How to Seek a Domestic Violence Protective Order (“DVPO”) in North Carolina

None of the content of this page is a substitute for an experienced attorney.

Using the Instructions for completing a DVPO. You may complete the following forms prior to going to the courthouse:

Complaint and Motion for a DVPO

Notice of Hearing

Ex Parte Order

DVPO Civil Summons

Identifying Info about Defendant

Affidavit as to Minor Child (one per child)

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Affidavit

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.