How do I file a DVPO?
Restraining Order Process
Pick up a blank copy of 50-B or 50-C forms from the Clerk of Court located on the first floor of the Moore County Court House Located at 102 Monroe St, Carthage NC 28327 and is open 8 AM- 5PM (approximately 15 minutes)
* Phones are not allowed in the Court House**There is no cost**No ID needed*
From the courthouse walk across the street to Friend to Friend we can help you fill out the forms. (101A Monroe St., 830AM-3PM, approximately 1 minutes to 2 hours +)
* You Must have address of the defendant in order to serve*
50-B must meet relationship requirement:
Spouse or ex-spouse,
A person of the opposite sex with who you live or used to live,
Parent, grandparent, child, grandchild,
Someone with whom you have a child in common,
Current or former household member,
Someone of the opposite sex whom you are dating or have dated.
Must be able to attest to harassment or abuse (physical, verbal, or, sexual).
You can seek protection with a 50-C from any individual that you have NOT…
Are child, parent, or grandparent
Had a child with
Been married to
If a non-consensual sexual offense has not occurred, then there must be two occurrences of harassment, staking, or abuse.
Return to Clerk to file forms before 3pm (Approximately 1 hour to 4 hours)
Judge will review what you have written.
Ex Parte (temp order remains in place till court date) order will be granted or not granted.
You will be given a court date.
Optional: Return to Friend to Friend with the entire filed copy of 50B or C so we can assist with a Legal Aid referral.