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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

  • Drafting and filing an Application for Protection Order
  • Responding to an Application for Protection Order
  • Negotiating with the other party in an Application
  • Representing you in Court at mentions and also at Trial
  • Making an urgent Application for Protection Order

Abuse can include:

  • emotional abuse (e.g. criticising your personality, looks or parenting skills)
  • verbal abuse (e.g. yelling, shouting and swearing at you)
  • stalking and harassment (e.g. constantly following or phoning you, cyberstalking or tracking you through social media or Global Positioning Systems (GPS)).
  • financial abuse (e.g. not giving you enough money to survive, or forcing you to hand over your money)
  • physical abuse (e.g. slapping, hitting or pushing)
  • damaging property to frighten you (e.g. punching holes in walls or breaking furniture)
  • social abuse (e.g. not letting you see your friends or family, isolating you from people you care about)
  • spiritual abuse (e.g. forcing you to attend religious activities or stopping you from taking part in your religious or cultural practices)
  • sexual abuse (e.g. forcing or coercing you to have sex)
  • depriving you of the necessities of life such as food, shelter and medical care.

Abusive behaviour can include threats to:

  • hurt you, your children, pets, relatives, friends or work colleagues
  • damage your personal items to frighten and intimidate you
  • take away your freedom of movement (e.g. locking you in the house)
  • stop taking care of you (if you are an elderly person or have a disability and rely on someone to take care of you)
  • disclose your sexual orientation to other people against your wishes
  • commit suicide or harm themselves to intimidate and control you.