12 Jun Suffering from Domestic Violence? Here’s what you can do.
Domestic Violence is governed differently from state to state, however all centre around ensuring there is provisions in place wherein the perpetrator is restricted from committing further acts of domestic violence.
In Queensland, the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 allows individuals to file an Application for Protection Order in the Magistrates Court of Queensland wherein you are able to seek a variety of conditions including the perpetrator not being able to contact you, locate you, or go within 100m of where you live or work.
Prior to an Order being made, a Magistrate will consider your Application for Protection Order and make a decision as to whether a Temporary Protection Order will be made pending a Final Hearing and/or the perpetrator consenting to an Order being made on a final basis. The legislation in Queensland provides for an Order to be made for a period of 5 years.
If you are suffering from domestic violence, get in contact with one of our domestic violence lawyers who will be able to work with you to ensure the safety of you, your children and your family. Don’t leave it until it’s too late!
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