Domestic Violence Order Lawyer Brisbane
If you feel your safety is under immediate threat, you should contact the police on 000 urgently.
If you’re in an abusive relationship or have experienced domestic violence in the past, we can help you move forward. You can contact us at any time, and we’ll support you for as long as you need.
Protection orders are made to protect you from domestic and family violence. They are more often called ‘Domestic Violence Orders’ in Queensland. Before the mid-1800s most legal systems allowed ‘wife beating’, thankfully this has changed!
What is domestic violence?
Threats, intermediation, physical or emotional abuse against you or your children are all forms of domestic violence that occurs within a domestic relationship.
The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to:
Do I need a Brisbane Domestic Violence Lawyer?
You can apply for one yourself, with the police or with the assistance of a Brisbane domestic violence lawyer. We recommend you speak to a lawyer before applying for an order.
How does a domestic violence order protect me?
There are standard conditions in all order, such as that the respondent is of good behaviour towards you and your children. You can seek to impose other requirements if the court thinks it necessary for your safety. You might want the respondent to stay away from the school, or your workplace.
How long does a protection order protect me?
Depends on your circumstance but is usually two years from the date of the order. Sometimes a judge might make a more extended order if they are satisfied that it is necessary to do so.
What is the penalty for breaching a Domestic Violence Order?
Domestic Violence Orders are civil matters. This means that having one against you does not give you a criminal record, however, breaching the order is a serious criminal offence which may result in a fine and further penalties.