Domestic Violence Protection Orders
If you require urgent help call the police on 000.
A domestic violence order (DVO) is a document issued by the court to stop threats or acts of domestic violence. It is a document that sets out rules that the respondent must obey, and is designed to provide you with safety and protection from this person. If you are seeking a DVO, no doubt you are going through a situation that could be extremely stressful or upsetting, or it could be that you are in a dangerous situation.
We at Steel Legal can assist you in the legal process of applying for, or enforcing a DVO. There are two main types of DVOs – a full protection order, or a temporary protection order. A temporary protection order can offer urgent assistance for a shorter period of time (until the court can decide on your application for a full protection order).
The rules of a DVO are specific to your situation, but can include conditions to stop someone approaching you, your relatives, friends or children, or prevent someone from staying in your home.
We understand that if you are seeking advice regarding domestic violence protection orders you are most likely going through a very difficult time. Steel Legal offers a free initial consultation to help you commence this process. Simply call 07 3112 0225 or send us a message.
Frequently Asked Questions
A domestic violence order (DVO) is a civil court order, so does not appear on the respondent’s criminal history. However, it is a criminal offence to disobey an order, and should this occur it will appear on the respondent’s criminal history.
In the first instance, report the breach to the police (call 000 in an emergency). It is a criminal offence to disobey the conditions of a protection order, and the police have a duty to investigate any breaches.
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The information on this website is general in nature and is not to be taken as legal advice. You should consider seeking independent legal advice to check how the information relates to your unique circumstances. Steel Legal Family Lawyers is not liable for any loss caused, whether due to negligence or otherwise arising from the use of, or reliance on, the information provided directly or indirectly.