The Charges

Domestic Violence Protection Order Application – Domestic and Family Violence Act  2012 Qld

Court Attended

Southport Magistrates Court

Attended Date

August 2018

Overview of Case

Our client was the Aggrieved Applicant who had placed a private Domestic Violence Protection Order Application against their ex-partner. In order to have a Domestic Violence Order Application made, you need to have a relevant relationship with the party you are placing the Order against.

In this matter, because the parties were ex-partners, a relevant relationship existed. Further, in order for the Court to consider whether an Application for Domestic Violence Protection Order should be granted, they must be satisfied that an Act for Domestic Violence occurred and that it is likely to occur again in the future. The Respondent ex-partner in this matter listed the matter for Trial and Trial Directions were given.

We assisted our client to draft all their material in the form of Affidavits which were then filed and served on the Respondent. We later contacted the Respondent in order to attempt negotiations with them to avoid trial and added stress and costs for our client.

Case Outcome

After back and forth communications, we managed to successfully resolve the matter without the need for trial and whilst still achieving a Protection Order that will provide our client with protection for the next five years.

If you have issues with Domestic Violence and need assistance, please contact Brooke Winter Solicitors. Whether you have been served with an application for a DVO or wish to make an application against someone else, our experienced Domestic Violence lawyers can help you.

This DVO case was based on the Gold Coast, and while we have offices in Southport, Beenleigh and Hobart, our lawyers will travel to courts throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania. Contact us today for advice on your matter.