We understand for anyone suffering domestic violence or who may be wrongfully accused of domestic violence, the importance of having someone to guide and support you through the Court process related to Protection Orders. We can assist by preparing your Application for a Protection Order or preparing documents defending an application made against you. We are also happy to attend with you at any Court hearings.
What is Domestic Violence
Domestic violence includes physical or sexual abuse; emotional or psychological abuse; economic abuse; threatening or coercive behaviour; control or domination of a person causing that person to fear for his or her safety or well being or that of another person; damaging a person’s property or threatening to commit suicide or self harm.
The Court must be satisfied that:
- A relevant relationship exists between the aggrieved and the respondent. Those relationships include spouses; children; parents, siblings, grandparents and in-laws as well as intimate personal relationships and relationships involving one person being dependent upon another in their daily living;
- The respondent has in fact committed domestic violence against the aggrieved; and
- That a Protection Order is necessary or desirable to protect the aggrieved from domestic violence.
Naming Children on a Protection Order
In certain circumstances, a Protection Order can name children of the aggrieved.
Objecting to an Application for a Protection Order
The respondent can object to a Protection Order being made and if she or he does so, the matter will be adjourned for a trial at a later date. In these circumstances, a temporary Protection Order may be issued.
- Queensland Courts (where –the Application for a Protection Order and other forms as well as links to other helpful sites may be found) http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/courts/magistrates-court/domestic-and-family-violence
- DV Connect (with a helpline for men and for women) http://www.dvconnect.org/
- Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (which assists both men and women) http://www.bdvs.org.au/
Get in Touch
We prefer to meet you in person but are happy to have a telephone consultation if this suits you. At an initial consultation, we will take some particulars from you so that we can provide you with advice about the likely outcome at family law for your particular circumstances and estimated costs if you wish to proceed further.