Domestic Violence includes not only physical abuse and damage to a person’s property but also;
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.
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.
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