In Queensland, new laws were passed in 2012 to give protection to individuals who are victims of domestic violence. A Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) is a civil order that prohibits the person who is served with the order (the respondent) from acting violently towards anyone mentioned in the order. It accomplishes this by imposing rules and restrictions on the respondent. There are substantial criminal consequences that can lead to incarceration if these terms are breached.
If you are in danger and seek immediate help from domestic violence, get help from the police and call 000. We have also included numbers and links at the bottom of the page that offers help and support from other domestic and family violence services.
For tailored and confidential legal advice on domestic violence, contact us today. We have offices in the Fortitude Valley and Capalaba available for consultations with our domestic violence solicitors.
Domestic Violence includes not only physical abuse and damage to a person’s property but also;
A domestic violence order (DVO) is an order made by a court to protect you from someone who has been violent towards you or who has threatened violence against you.
If you have been the victim of domestic violence, or fear for your safety, you can apply to the court for a domestic violence order. You can apply for a domestic violence order through the Queensland Courts. Alternatively, Love Family Lawyers can apply for a DVO on your behalf. Our domestic violence lawyers in Brisbane can walk you through the process and ensure that you’re getting the assistance you need.
Family violence is any behaviour between family members that causes fear.
No one has the right to hurt or threaten another person. These domestic violence laws protect everyone who lives in Australia.
You have the right to apply to the court for a protection order. These applications are generally straightforward and can be prepared independently.
You may choose to engage a domestic violence lawyer to prepare the application for you. Our domestic violence solicitors in Brisbane can help you to best present your case, can advise you of the types of conditions that you can place on the order (for example, that the perpetrator does not approach your family), and can reduce the mental stress and trauma of preparing the application yourself.
We have offices in Fortitude Valley and Capalaba, with experienced family solicitors ready to assist you. For advice that has you and your safety in mind, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you are on a visa and there is family violence, it is important that you immediately seek legal help.
If you require assistance or have any questions please call us today 07 3390 2344.
Whether you’re in Brisbane or Sunshine Coast, our family lawyers are experienced to provide you the legal support you require.
Queensland Courts have published a series of videos explaining the court process for making domestic violence orders. If you are applying or responding to a domestic violence order, there is information here for you. Domestic Violence Orders are part of a strategy to protect the safety of all members of our community and to stop the violence.
To view the videos click here