North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 50B Domestic Violence

  • § 50B-1   Domestic violence; definition
    (a) Domestic violence means the commission of one or more of the following acts upon an aggrieved party or upon a minor child residing with...
  • § 50B-2   Institution of civil action; motion for emergency relief; temporary orders; temporary custody
    (a) Any person residing in this State may seek relief under this Chapter by filing a civil action or by filing a motion in any...
  • § 50B-3   Relief
    (a) If the court, including magistrates as authorized under G.S. 50B‑2(c1), finds that an act of domestic violence has occurred, the court shall grant a...
  • § 50B-3.1   Surrender and disposal of firearms; violations; exemptions
    (a) Required Surrender of Firearms. Upon issuance of an emergency or ex parte order pursuant to this Chapter, the court shall order the defendant to...
  • § 50B-4   Enforcement of orders
    (a) A party may file a motion for contempt for violation of any order entered pursuant to this Chapter. This party may file and proceed...
  • § 50B-4.1   Violation of valid protective order
    (a) Except as otherwise provided by law, a person who knowingly violates a valid protective order entered pursuant to this Chapter or who knowingly violates...
  • § 50B-4.2   False statement regarding protective order a misdemeanor
    A person who knowingly makes a false statement to a law enforcement agency or officer that a protective order entered pursuant to this Chapter or...
  • § 50B-5   Emergency assistance
    (a) A person who alleges that he or she or a minor child has been the victim of domestic violence may request the assistance of...
  • § 50B-5.5   Employment discrimination unlawful
    (a) No employer shall discharge, demote, deny a promotion, or discipline an employee because the employee took reasonable time off from work to obtain or...
  • § 50B-6   Construction of Chapter
    This Chapter shall not be construed as granting a status to any person for any purpose other than those expressly stated herein. This Chapter shall...
  • § 50B-7   Remedies not exclusive
    The remedies provided by this Chapter are not exclusive but are additional to remedies provided under Chapter 50 and elsewhere in the General Statutes. (1979,...
  • § 50B-8   Effect upon prosecution for violation of 14-184 or other offense against public morals
    The granting of a protective order, prosecution for violation of this Chapter, or the granting of any other relief or the institution of any other...
  • § 50B-9   Domestic Violence Center Fund
    The Domestic Violence Center Fund is established within the State Treasury. The fund shall be administered by the Department of Administration, North Carolina Council for...