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Step-Parent Adoption (QLD)

What is Step-Parent Adoption? Step-parent adoption is a way of formalising the parent-child relationship. You can adopt your step-parent’s child from another marriage, or you can adopt your stepchild where their birth parents are no longer in the picture. Your ...
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Violence Restraining Orders (WA)

In Western Australia, What is a Violence Restraining Order (VRO)? In Western Australia, Domestic Violence Orders are known as Violence Restraining Orders (VROs). They provide legal protection to an adult or child against another person who may expose them to personal ...
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Apprehended Violence Orders (NSW)

In New South Wales, What is an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO)? In New South Wales, Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs) are court orders that prevent the Respondent from doing certain harmful behaviours in order to protect you from further violence, intimidation, or harassment. ...
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Domestic Violence Orders (QLD)

In Queensland, What is a Domestic Violence Order (DVO)? Domestic Violence Orders, also known as Protection Orders or Domestic Violence Protection Orders in Queensland, are generally made for a period of five years. The Respondent must be of good behaviour and must not commit acts ...
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Intervention Orders (VIC)

In Victoria, What is an Intervention Order (IVO)? In Victoria, Intervention Orders provide legal protection to adults or children against another person who may expose them to personal violence. The following are the two main types of intervention orders: 1) Personal Safety Intervention Orders ...
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Domestic Violence Lawyers

What is Domestic Violence? Domestic Violence is behaviour towards another person that includes: Physical or sexual abuse Emotional or psychological abuse Economical abuse Threats or coercion Attempts to control or dominate another person, causing them to fear for their (or ...
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