Chapter 50B requires that all civil domestic violence protective orders be of limited duration. GS 50B-3(b). However, that statute also allows the court to extend the life of a DVPO by renewing it at the request of the aggrieved party. Is a court required to renew the DVPO when requested? Is there a limit on the number of times an order can be renewed? Can a court change the terms of the order when it is renewed? Unfortunately, Chapter 50B provides very little guidance on these and other issues that arise regarding the renewal process.
Tag: Domestic Violence; Domestic Violence Protective Orders; renewal of DVPO