Domestic violence comes in many forms, these include physical assault and forced sex, emotional to financial abuse, physical or digital stalking, the threatening of pets, and other forms of coercion and control.
Women are more likely to be subject to domestic abuse than men, and frequently their partners may be popular or well respected in their community who deny or justify their abuse. Very often they may appear to be one person to the outside world, and quite another behind closed doors.
All forms of domestic violence are unacceptable and victims sometimes become locked in a cycle of abuse where they feel helpless, embarrassed or fearful. Remorse intermittently expressed by the abuser, may also keep them in a toxic relationship.
A Violence Restraining Order (VRO) prevents a person (the Respondent) from communicating with, being in the presence of, or in some cases living or working at the same address as another person (the Applicant).
Grounds for a Violence Restraining Order are that:
Leach Legal is here to help if you feel you have grounds for a Violence Restraining Order. You can call us for a free, 15 minute consultation on (08) 9486 9733 for further information.
An interim VRO is made on an interim (temporary) basis usually after an incident of abuse or threat of abuse, without the other person (the Respondent) being present.
An interim VRO can be granted by a Magistrate or a Justice of the Peace.
Only a Magistrate can determine if an interim VRO is to become final, this is usually for a period of two years. This decision is made after a hearing at which the Respondent is present. The granting of a final VRO depends on many factors including the availability of corroborating evidence, the performance of both parties in Court and the appropriateness of the VRO in all circumstances.
Our team of experienced, professional, Perth family lawyers are here to help. Phone us for a free, phone consultation on (08) 9486 9733 regarding your potential Violence Restraining Order.
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