With Domestic Violence sadly becoming more prevalent in our society, our team are equipped with the knowledge and skills to assist you, no matter whether you are seeking or opposing a Domestic Violence Order.
HOW DO I GET A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDER?
If you are suffering domestic violence, you should first contact police. In many cases, the police will decide to pursue an application for a domestic violence order on your behalf. However, there are times when it may be necessary to make your own application with the court and we can assist you to do that.
WHAT IS A TEMPORARY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDER?
While a domestic violence matter is progressing through the court process, the court may grant a temporary domestic violence order if they consider that one is necessary to protect a person from domestic violence. In many cases, the temporary order is made before a respondent is aware of the application.
WHAT DOES "CONSENT WITHOUT ADMISSIONS" MEAN?
As a respondent to an application to a domestic violence order, you can elect to oppose the application or consent to the order being made. To consent without admissions means that you do not admit to any of the allegations that have been made in the application or any other materials before the court. It is always best to obtain proper legal advice regarding domestic violence orders before consenting to an order being made.
SHOULD I JUST ACCEPT A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDER?
A domestic violence order is not a criminal charge. However, having an order made against you may still have an adverse effect in your life. In the event that you have court proceedings in relation to children, the judge will need to consider your domestic violence order when making orders in relation to whether you spend time with your children.
WHAT IS AN AFFIDAVIT?
An affidavit is a statement which details your evidence to the court. There are many rules however that apply to what can be put in an affidavit, as well as many other procedures concerning signing, filing and serving, and therefore it is best that you consult a lawyer when you need to submit an affidavit to court.