- 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.