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02. Domestic Violence

Misuse/Abuse of Protection Order / Domestic Violence Order (DVO)

Whilst Court processes, laws and regulations in place for Domestic Violence provide a more ‘user-friendly’, quicker and easier process for the Aggrieved to obtain a Protection Order / Domestic Violence order (DVO), problems are created for Respondents where Applications have been filed that are without merit, vexatious or malicious, or sought for an alterior motive such as to gain an advantage in Family Law proceedings.

The very low thresholds for an Aggrieved to satisfy the Court that the issue of a Temporary (Interim) Protection Order / Temporary (Interim) Domestic Violence Order and Protection Order / Domestic Violence Order (DVO) is justified in the circumstance leaves Applications for such Orders open to misuse and abuse.

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