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Domestic Violence Laws in North Carolina

It is against the law in North Carolina to commit domestic violence. If you are a victim, you have the right to take legal action to end abuse. Anytime there is aggressive behavior within a home, there is potential for domestic violence. Let’s look at the domestic violence laws in North Carolina. What is Domestic Violence? According to the...
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College Campus Violence: What You Need To Know

The college lifestyle can leave you open to physical, sexual, and emotional assault from others. Peer pressure from friends, the use of drugs and alcohol, late nights, and odd schedules contribute to these crimes. With statistics showing college campus violence is prevalent, find out what you need to know to stay safe. Lighted streets, protests...
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How to Get a Restraining Order

"On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men." (1) If you or someone you love is suffering abuse at the hands of an intimate partner, you need to know how to get a restraining order. This type of order is called a 50B ...
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What is a Restraining Order?

A restraining order is a broad term for a court order which restrains or limits someone’s actions. This order can include limiting where the person can live or how close they can come near you. Under certain circumstances, it also can prevent someone from owning or purchasing a gun. But what exactly is a restraining order? In North Carolina, ...
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How Long Does It Take To Legally Change Your Name?

In North Carolina, if you are at least eighteen years old, you can petition the court to allow your name to be changed. However, residents are generally only permitted to change their name one time outside of marriage or divorce proceedings. Let’s look at the entire process and how long it takes to legally change your name. THE FIRST 10 DAYS ...
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