What do you do if you are served with a Domestic Violence Order?

A Domestic Violence Order is issued by courts with the aim of providing protection to people in domestic violence situations. It is a legal document that is issued on behalf of a person claiming to be suffering abuse.

But what do you do if you are served with a Domestic Violence Order?

It is very important that you read the paperwork carefully, so you understand the allegations that have been made against you. You should also note the date and time mentioned in the document for your court appearance.

You must attend the court appearance or you run the risk that the magistrate will make an order in your absence. The magistrate could also issue a warrant for you to be taken into custody by the police.

The next steps are all outlined in this informative video from Queensland Courts (see below). Please watch it and share it with anyone you think could benefit from this important information. (This is the fifth video in our series of six. Check back for our next post which will give you even more insight into these processes).

If you have any questions, or you need help with any family law matters, please contact Cornerstone Law Offices today for a confidential chat about your situation.

Call us at: 1300 CORNERSTONE or email: info@cornerstonelawoffices.com.au

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 on their website 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. If you would like additional information please visit: http://www.courts.qld.gov.au/courts/magistrates-court/domestic-and-family-violence/domestic-violence-videos

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