Protecting the rights, and sometimes even the safety, of our clients is not only our duty here at Collins Family & Elder Law Group, but it is also our passion. Therefore, it is with great pride and honor that we announce that the Court of Appeals (COA) of North Carolina has recently issued a favorable ruling in Comstock v. Comstock, a complicated domestic violence appeal handled by Rebecca Watts. Through the hard work and tireless dedication of our own Charlotte divorce attorney Rebecca Watts, and with the help of Melissa Averett, Libby Johnstone James, and Amily McCool writing an amicus brief for the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the COA created new case law.
This newly established law states that someone who has been granted a domestic violence protective order in North Carolina but then moves out of state can still renew the order in NC; they will be able to continue to receive protection from NC courts, despite no longer being a resident in this state. This is a huge deal, as it helps provide an opportunity for people fearing for their wellbeing and the safety of their family to start a new life elsewhere, even if it means crossing state borders.
All in all, we could not be any more pleased with the outcome. We know that Attorney Watts won’t rest on her laurels, though, and is already looking for the next client that requires her unrivaled skills and compassionate representation.
If you would like to know more about her, be sure to visit her attorney profile page. If you need help in a family law case of your own, please do not hesitate to contact our Charlotte divorce lawyers at (704) 289-3250 today.