Do you need domestic violence lawyers in Brisbane? We regularly assist clients in matters involving domestic violence, both in taking steps to protect an aggrieved party and in responding to an application against a respondent party.
In Queensland, applications for Protection Orders are heard in the Magistrates Court. Although there are certain avenues available in the Commonwealth family law jurisdiction to protect a litigant, however, it can be more expeditious to deal with such matters in the Magistrates Court.
There are a range of orders that can be sought and made to protect someone, their children, their family members, and their associates in domestic violence proceedings. In addition to the mandatory conditions (such as being of good behaviour and not committing domestic violence), an aggrieved (or the applicant) can seek specific conditions such as:
A Court may make such a protection order against a person if satisfied that:
Our domestic violence lawyers have extensive experience in representing both aggrieved parties and respondents in Protection Order matters and Court proceedings. From the outset, this can include advocating for protective measures to best promote a client’s safety (or that of their children, family, etc.), responding to allegations of domestic violence against a client, and exploring ways to resolve the issues safely and effectively.
When Protection Order proceedings are instituted, we represent clients from the first return date and each Mention in the Court, including any Reviews, up to a Trial. We work with you to explore the best evidence to put to the Court, which can include the preparation of witness statements, reports, and/or subpoenas.
The area of domestic violence is often a nerve-racking one to navigate and, for some, the circumstances are terrifying. Daykin Family Law provides clear guidance on these issues and determined advocacy where necessary.
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