Carteret, Craven, And Pamlico County NC Domestic Violence Lawyer
Domestic violence in Carteret, Craven, and Pamlico County NC means the commission of one or more of the following acts upon an aggrieved party or upon a minor child residing with or in the custody of the aggrieved party by a person with whom the aggrieved party has or has had a personal relationship, but does not include acts of self-defense:
Attempting to cause bodily injury, or intentionally causing bodily injury; or
Placing the aggrieved party or a member of the aggrieved party’s family or household in fear of imminent serious bodily injury or continued harassment, that rises to such a level as to inflict substantial emotional distress.
In the NC court system, domestic violence actions are known as 50-B actions, as the name comes from the specific North Carolina statute that addresses these claims.
A person who alleges that he or she or a minor child has been the victim of domestic violence may request a domestic violence protection order on behalf of the child, and may also seek the assistance of a local law enforcement agency.
Experiencing domestic violence can be frightening and confusing. It can also make people feel very alone. If you have a boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse that is abusive, our lawyers are able to assist you with your matter.
You may also want to read Domestic Violence and The Law – A Practical Guide for Survivors published by the NC Bar. Schulz Stephenson Law can be reached at (252) 728-7300 and we handle domestic violence cases in the Morehead City, Beaufort, Newport, New Bern, and Bayboro communities of Carteret, Craven, and Pamlico County NC.