Applying for Domestic Violence Orders

If you need to apply for a domestic violence order, Anderson Fredericks Turner has domestic violence lawyers with experience in making successful applications before courts across Queensland.

Applying for a domestic violence order can be a daunting experience for many people. While the Queensland Courts provides information on how people can make applications on their own behalf, some people seek to have lawyers represent their interests in any court proceeding.

If a case is contested and must go to a hearing, Anderson Fredericks Turner has experienced courtroom advocates. Both Andrew Anderson and Kerri Fredericks are former Senior Crown Prosecutors, which demonstrates their significant background as trial advocates.

Our lawyers focus on utilising the legal protections available to our clients to ensure their rights are protected and their interests are advanced at every stage.

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Courtroom Expertise

Anderson Fredericks Turner has some of the few practising solicitors in Queensland who have been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

Andrew Anderson and Kerri Fredericks both formerly worked as Senior Crown Prosecutors, meaning they have significant courtroom experience across Queensland.

If you want lawyers who are not still trying to find their feet, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best representation for your criminal law issue.

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Free Case Assessment – Contact Our Firm Today

Call one of our domestic violence lawyers for a free, no-obligation initial review of the issues you face. It costs nothing to find out why we are the lawyers you can trust.

If you engage us to assist you, our lawyers will assist you every step of the way. We:

  • inform you of your legal rights and entitlements.

  • inform you of your legal responsibilities.

  • obtain information that may support the credibility or reliability of any allegations you make.

  • provide strong advocacy of your behalf in court, including to apply for urgent orders and conditions that adequately address the needs of you and your family.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the interests of a person in any court proceeding. If you want advice you can trust from a respected law firm, contact Anderson Fredericks Turner.

WHY CHOOSE US

Courtroom Expertise

Anderson Fredericks Turner has some of the few practising solicitors in Queensland who have been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

Andrew Anderson and Kerri Fredericks both formerly worked as Senior Crown Prosecutors, meaning they have significant courtroom experience across Queensland.

If you want lawyers who are not still trying to find their feet, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best representation for your criminal law issue.

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Free Case Review

Call one of our domestic violence lawyers for a free, no-obligation initial review of the issues you face. It costs nothing to find out why we are the lawyers you can trust.

If you engage us to assist you, our lawyers will assist you every step of the way. We:

  • inform you of your legal rights and entitlements.

  • inform you of your legal responsibilities.

  • obtain information that may support the credibility or reliability of any allegations you make.

  • provide strong advocacy of your behalf in court, including to apply for urgent orders and conditions that adequately address the needs of you and your family.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the interests of a person in any court proceeding. If you want advice you can trust from a respected law firm, contact Anderson Fredericks Turner.

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Applying for a Domestic Violence Order

How Domestic Violence Cases are Decided

Anderson Fredericks Turner provides expert advice and advocacy for people who wish to make a domestic violence application in Queensland. We have lawyers who understand how domestic violence cases are decided an enviable history for our ability to outline the case for our client in a clear, compelling and convincing way. Contact our domestic violence lawyers for a free case assessment.

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Lawyers for Applicants

Lawyers for Applicants (Legal Representation)

Particularly for police initiated applications, victims or the aggrieved person can feel confused about whether their voice and views is being properly represented. It be difficult to know if the court is being provided all the relevant information and context to properly evaluate the evidence. No matter the type of application, our lawyers are able to provide assistance to people involved in domestic violence cases.

Definition of Domestic Violence

The Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld) defines ‘domestic violence’ in section 8. The definition of domestic violence is designed to include not just physically or sexually abusive behaviour, but also economically abusive, threatening and coercive behaviours. Any behaviour that is controlling or dominating may also fall within the definition.

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Navigating Cross-Applications in Queensland

Navigating Cross-Applications

In cases where there are conflicting allegations of domestic violence, there is a requirement for a court to identify the person “who is most in need of protection”. Without properly navigating conflicting allegations of domestic violence, a person may feel they are being subjected to further controlling or abusive behaviours within the court system. Contact us about representation for cross-applications.

Who is Protected by a DVO?

Who is Protected by a DVO?

Many people do not realise how extensive the protections can be for domestic violence orders in Queensland. People subject to “associated domestic violence” can also receive protection. This includes a child of an aggrieved or a child who usually lives with an aggrieved, as well as relatives and associates of an aggrieved. In making an application for a domestic violence order, it can be important to consider this issue.

Varying and Ending Domestic Violence Orders

Varying and Ending Orders

There are many situations where it is appropriate to vary domestic violence orders. In some cases, it is found that the original or temporary orders made were too restrictive or did not have enough conditions. In other cases, individuals may feel a domestic violence order is no longer necessary or desirable, or that an extension of it needs to be made if it is ending. Our lawyers can assist to make variation applications.

Applying for a Domestic Violence Order

How Domestic Violence Cases are Decided

Anderson Fredericks Turner provides expert advice and advocacy for people who wish to make a domestic violence application in Queensland. We have lawyers who understand how domestic violence cases are decided an enviable history for our ability to outline the case for our client in a clear, compelling and convincing way. Contact our domestic violence lawyers for a free case assessment.

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Lawyers for Applicants

Particularly for police initiated applications, victims or the aggrieved person can feel confused about whether their voice and views is being properly represented. It be difficult to know if the court is being provided all the relevant information and context to properly evaluate the evidence. No matter the type of application, our lawyers are able to provide assistance to people involved in domestic violence cases.

Call Our Lawyers
Definition of Domestic Violence

The Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld) defines ‘domestic violence’ in section 8. The definition of domestic violence is designed to include not just physically or sexually abusive behaviour, but also economically abusive, threatening and coercive behaviours. Any behaviour that is controlling or dominating may also fall within the definition.

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Call Our Lawyers
Navigating Cross-Applications in Queensland

In cases where there are conflicting allegations of domestic violence, there is a requirement for a court to identify the person “who is most in need of protection”. Without properly navigating conflicting allegations of domestic violence, a person may feel they are being subjected to further controlling or abusive behaviours within the court system. Contact us about representation for cross-applications.

Call Our Lawyers
Who is Protected by a DVO?

Many people do not realise how extensive the protections can be for domestic violence orders in Queensland. People subject to “associated domestic violence” can also receive protection. This includes a child of an aggrieved or a child who usually lives with an aggrieved, as well as relatives and associates of an aggrieved. In making an application for a domestic violence order, it can be important to consider this issue.

Call Our Lawyers
Varying and Ending Domestic Violence Orders

There are many situations where it is appropriate to vary domestic violence orders. In some cases, it is found that the original or temporary orders made were too restrictive or did not have enough conditions. In other cases, individuals may feel a domestic violence order is no longer necessary or desirable, or that an extension of it needs to be made if it is ending. Our lawyers can assist to make variation applications.

Call Our Lawyers