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This guide can help you if you’ve experienced domestic or family violence and want to get a domestic violence order or learn more about your rights.
Yes. You should get legal advice before starting the process to get a domestic violence order. A lawyer can help you understand the process and the steps you need to take to get a domestic violence order. They can also give you information and advice that is specific to your circumstances.
You can get legal advice from:
The person who wants protection is called the “aggrieved”. The person alleged to have committed domestic violence is called the “respondent”. We will use these terms throughout this guide.