A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A CONSENT PROTECTIVE ORDER ENTERED UNDER CHAPTER 50B OF THE GENERAL STATUTES MAY BE ENTERED WITHOUT FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW UPON THE WRITTEN AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES.
Amends GS 50B-3 to allow entering a consent protective order without findings of fact and conclusions of law if the parties agree in writing that those items will not be included in the order. Provides that the consent protective order is valid and enforceable and has the same force and effect as a protective order entered with findings of fact and conclusions of law.
Amends GS 50C-5 to allow the court to assess attorney's fees to either party as a form of relief in a civil no contact order.
Applies to orders entered on or after October 1, 2013.
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