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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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Consent Order

Consent Order and the Miscarriage of Justice What is a consent order? A consent order is a court-approved written agreement between a couple who has separated. This type of order is applicable when both parties do not need the Court’s ...
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Prenuptial Agreements

Getting a Prenuptial Agreement in Australia A prenuptial agreement in Australia is a financial agreement under the Family Law Act 1975.  A prenuptial agreement allows you and your fiancé, or soon to be spouse the ability to determine what will happen to ...
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Financial Agreement: Is It Right For You?

The Ins and Outs of a Financial Agreement What is a financial agreement? A financial agreement is a contract between two parties about how the property, financial resources, and superannuation should be shared out between the parties after the relationship ...
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Family Law Financial Matters

Financial Matters Before, During or After Marriage When two people get married, or they have lived together for at least two years or they have made contributions to the relationship then they will begin to accumulate property rights in that ...
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