Protection Orders (Family Violence Orders)

Protection Orders (Family Violence Orders)

In Queensland, a protection order is a civil order made by the Court (usually the Magistrates Court). The order is made to protect a person or family members from domestic violence.

In Queensland, “domestic violence” includes behaviour in a relationship that is:-

  1. Physically or sexually abusive; or
  2. Emotionally or psychologically abusive; or
  3. Economically abusive; or
  4. Threatening; or
  5. Coercive; or
  6. In any other way controls or dominates a person and causes that person to fear for their safety or wellbeing or of someone else.

It is important for you to obtain legal advice if you have been in a relationship that involved domestic violence. Protection orders (including temporary protection orders) can have an impact on current parenting orders, and any future parenting orders made by the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court.

Our family law solicitors are able to provide you with advice and represent your interests if your domestic violence matter comes before the Court.

For over 60 years Finemore Walters & Story have provided caring, hands on advice to thousands of the region’s families, individuals, and institutions. Contact our Family Law Team today to discuss your protection order matter.

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