A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND PROCEDURES, CLARIFY COSTS AND ATTORNEYS' FEES PROVISIONS APPLICABLE WHEN RELIEF IS NOT ORDERED IN CHAPTER 50B PROTECTIVE ORDER AND CHAPTER 50C NO CONTACT ORDER CASES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR ATTORNEYS' FEES UPON THE GRANT OF RELIEF IN CHAPTER 50C CASES.
Conference report makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Amends the long title.
Deletes proposed changes made in Section 1 of the act concerning GS 50B-2 involving civil actions, emergency relief, and temporary custody/orders, in lieu of changes that provide, in compliance with the federal Violence Against Women Act, no court costs or attorneys' fees will be assessed for the filing, issuance, registration, or service of a protective order or petition for a protective order or witness subpoena, except as provided in GS 1A-1, Rule 11.
Amends GS 50C-2(b), deleting previous proposed changes and providing that no court costs or attorneys' fees will be assessed for the filing or service of the complaints or the service of any orders, except as provided in GS 1A-1, Rule 11.
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