Domestic Violence Orders
If you’re experiencing domestic violence or have had someone have a Domestic Violence Order (DVO) taken out against you, CG Legal Group can help you navigate this sensitive situation.
Regardless of who applies for the DVO, the court makes an order with the conditions it considers appropriate and the police enforce the order in the same way.
At CG Legal Group, we can assist you with ensuring a fair and reasonable outcome for everyone involved.
What is a Domestic Violence Order?
A domestic violence order (DVO) sets out rules that the respondent must obey. It is designed to keep an individual safe from the behaviours of the respondent by making their actions against you illegal. It is a criminal offence to disobey a DVO.
A protection order is made by the magistrate’s court to protect individuals who are experiencing domestic and family violence. Conditions of DVO’s are dependent on each situation.
What are the types of Domestic Violence Orders?
A DVO can fall under two categories:
A Temporary Protection Order
A Protection Order
How long does a Protection Order last?
A protection order can last up to 5 years.
How do I get a Domestic Violence Order?
You can apply for a DVO via an printable application form. You are required to sign the salutatory declaration in front of a Justice of Peace. You will then need to file the application to the magistratures court in person or by post.
What information do I need to include?
When applying for a domestic violence order, you will need to include try to answer all the questions with as much detail as possible. You will need to include information regarding your children and if you would like them to be protected by the DVO.
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