domestic violence

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is not just physical violence. Respondents to an Application for Protection Order sometimes say “but I never physically hurt them“.  Domestic violence is more than just physical violence and includes a variety of behaviours which ar…
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Breach of Protection Order

A Protection Order is also referred to as a Domestic Violence Order (“DVO”). The Applicant in an Application for a Domestic Violence Order can be either the person applying for the DVO or an authorised person, such as a Police Officer, who is acting on their behalf.  The p…
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Family Violence and
Parenting Orders

The Family Law Act requires all parties to carefully consider the circumstances of alleged incidents of family violence when determining what parenting orders are appropriate.  There is a wide definition of domestic violence in section 4 of the Act which includes as…
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Domestic Violence - who can be protected

Domestic Violence
– who can be protected?

A large number of people can be protected by a Domestic Violence Order, commonly known as a “DVO”. Who can apply for a Domestic Violence Order? The “Applicant” in an Application for a Domestic Violence Order can be either the person wanting the DVO to be made or an authoris…
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Domestic Violence - how can a solicitor assist me

Domestic Violence
– how can a solicitor assist me

Domestic violence is a form of violence that occurs within a relationship.  There are many forms of domestic violence, including:- physical abuse; emotional abuse; and threatening or intimidating behaviour. If you have been experiencing domestic violence, you ma…
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