Domestic Violence

Family violence restraining orders (FVROs) are legal orders intended to protect individuals from abuse, harassment, and other forms of family violence. These orders are commonly used in situations where one family member has been subject to abuse or violence by another, and they are intended to prevent further harm and provide a measure of safety and security for the victim.

Behaviour that warrants a FVRO

A family violence restraining order is a Court Order that prohibits an individual from engaging in certain behaviours towards a victim. These behaviours may include physical abuse, emotional abuse, threats, stalking, and harassment. The order can also require an individual to stay away from a victim’s home, workplace, or school, and may impose other restrictions on their behaviour, such as prohibiting contact with the victim’s children or pets.

Who can apply

FVROs are available to individuals who have experienced family violence, which can include not only physical abuse but also emotional abuse, financial abuse, sexual abuse, and other forms of controlling or coercive behaviour. Victims can seek a FVRO against a spouse, partner, ex-partner, family member, or anyone else who has subjected them to violence or abuse.

How Leach Legal can help

If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, seeking a FVRO can be an important step towards safety and protection. At Leach Legal, we understand the importance of protecting individuals from family violence, and we are here to help.

Our experienced family lawyers can assist you in obtaining a FVRO by guiding you through the legal process and advocating for your rights. We can help you gather evidence of the abuse or violence you have experienced, such as police reports, medical records, and witness statements, and we can prepare your case for court.

In addition to helping you obtain a FVRO, our family lawyers can also assist you in enforcing the order if it is contravened. If the abuser contravenes the Order by contacting or harassing you, we can help you take legal action to hold them accountable and protect your safety.

At Leach Legal, we understand that family violence can be a difficult and traumatic experience. We are committed to providing compassionate and effective legal representation to individuals who have experienced family violence, and we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and ensure your safety.

If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, do not hesitate to contact Leach Legal today.

We are here to help you obtain the protection you need and deserve.

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