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How can this guide help me?

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.

Do I need to get legal advice?

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. They can also give you information and advice that is specific to your circumstances.

How can I get legal advice?

You can get legal advice from:

The person who wants protection is called the ‘aggrieved’. The person reported to have committed domestic violence is called the ‘respondent’. We will use these terms throughout this guide.

Last updated 7 April 2021

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