Domestic violence

Protection orders are put in place by the court to protect a person or people from acts of domestic violence with final orders typically being put in place for five (5) years.

For an application to be successful, the person seeking a protection order must satisfy the court of the following:

  • A relevant relationship exists between the parties
  • An act of domestic violence has occurred
  • It is necessary or desirable for a protection order to be made

There were more than 40,000 protection orders made in Queensland in the 2019-2020 financial year.  Of those, more than 20,000 were final orders.

Protection orders can have a significant practical impact on your life, particularly if you have children with the other person involved, as a protection order can place conditions on various aspects of a person’s life including:

  • Having contact with the applicant or other “named persons”, including children.
  • Approaching to within a specified distance of where the applicant lives or works.

Bell Dore Lawyers have a wealth of experience in all types of domestic violence matters and are skilled at advocating on behalf of people who require protection from domestic violence or are accused of domestic violence.

Let us help you work through the process to help you get the best outcome for you and your family.

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Milton QLD 4064

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