Domestic Violence Lawyers Toowoomba

Specialising in family law, O’Neill Family Law provides legal advice and representation to clients facing a number of legal challenges, including domestic violence.

Our team of family lawyers have a wealth of knowledge and experience with domestic violence matters.

Enquire online through our website or call us now on  (07) 4690 1700.

What Constitutes Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence (DV) can include a wide range of behaviours that control or dominate someone, or cause them to fear for their personal safety or wellbeing. These behaviours may include physical, sexual and emotional abuse, as well as intimidation, threats and controlling behaviour.

Violence within an intimate personal relationship, family relationship or informal care relationship is considered domestic violence.

Our team of lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in domestic violence matters and can assist if you are the Applicant or Respondent in this situation.

What is a Domestic Violence Order (DVO)

A domestic violence order is an official document issued by the Court to stop threats or acts of domestic violence. It sets out rules that the Respondent must obey, designed to keep the Aggrieved or Applicant safe.

A DVO is a civil court Order, which will not appear on the Respondent’s criminal history. However, it is a criminal offence to disobey an Order, which can lead to a permanent criminal history.

There are two types of domestic violence Orders in Queensland if you’re in danger.

1. Temporary Protection Order

You can apply for a Temporary Protection Order and a Protection Order.

A Temporary Protection Order is granted by a Magistrate in urgent cases and lasts until the date that the Magistrate can decide on the full protection order application.

2. Domestic Violence Protection Order

A Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) is a Civil Order that prevents the person named within the Order as the Respondent, from acting violently toward anyone named in the Order as the Aggrieved or Applicant.

The DVPO outlines rules and conditions which the Respondent must obey for a set period of time. If these rules and conditions are not followed there are serious criminal consequences that can result in imprisonment.

Our legal team has the skills and experience needed to make sure that you receive the help you need and that your case is handled properly,  should the above apply to you.

Contact Us

If you have concerns about a DV matter, you need to speak with one of our experienced Toowoomba Domestic Violence Lawyers.

OFL is an expert Family Law firm in Toowoomba. Call us today on (07) 4690 1700 or contact us through our website for legal advice.

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