Responding to Domestic Violence Applications

If you need to respond to a domestic violence application, Anderson Fredericks Turner should be your preferred choice for courts across Queensland.

Responding to an application for a domestic violence order can involve important decisions that may have ongoing consequences. It is important for people facing an application to get precise, early and authoritative advice from experienced lawyers to ensure they are not disadvantaged.

If a case is contested and must go to a hearing, Anderson Fredericks Turner has experienced courtroom advocates. For example Kerri Fredericks was a former Senior Crown Prosecutor and has significant experience as a trial advocate across Queensland.

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

The founding principals of Anderson Fredericks Turner were the few practising solicitors in Queensland who had been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

AFT prides itself on a tradition of associate lawyers who have significant litigation experience in courtrooms and contested hearings.

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 case.

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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 tests the credibility or reliability of any allegations made against you.

  • provide strong advocacy of your behalf in court, including to resist any orders or conditions that are unnecessary or undesirable in the circumstances.

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

The founding principals of Anderson Fredericks Turner were the few practising solicitors in Queensland who had been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

AFT prides itself on a tradition of associate lawyers who have significant litigation experience in courtrooms and contested hearings.

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 case.

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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 tests the credibility or reliability of any allegations made against you.

  • provide strong advocacy of your behalf in court, including to resist any orders or conditions that are unnecessary or undesirable in the circumstances.

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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Responding to Domestic Violence Applications

Responding to a Domestic Violence Application

Responding to a Domestic Violence Application

Anderson Fredericks Turner has experienced courtroom advocates who assist people seeking to make an effective response to a domestic violence application. Our lawyers have a history for being able to successfully resolve or litigate contested proceedings, such that no domestic violence order is made. Contact our lawyers if you seek advice or representation in responding to an application.

Recovering Legal Costs in Domestic Violence Cases

Recovering Legal Costs

Whilst generally individuals bear their own legal costs in domestic violence proceedings, people who are required to respond to domestic violence applications can recover legal costs in certain situations. We have lawyers who have not only successfully seen baseless applications dismissed but who have also recovered legal costs as part of the orders of the court.

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.

Police Protection Notices

The Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld) allows police to issue a Police Protection Notice, which is designed to provide immediate protection for people suspected of being affected by domestic violence. Contravening a Police Protection Notice is an offence. Following a Police Protection Notice being issued, an application for a domestic violence order (generally including a temporary protection order) will also be made with the courts.

Conditions in Domestic Violence Orders

Conditions in Domestic Violence Orders

When a court makes a Temporary Protection Order or a Protection Order (Domestic Violence Order), it may set a number of additional conditions over and above the standard conditions. Additional conditions may include restricting direct or indirect contact with certain people or limiting freedom of movement, such as to particular addresses or other places where a risk is considered to exist.

Appeals Against Domestic Violence Orders

Appeals Against Domestic Violence Orders

For people who believe they have had a domestic violence order wrongly made against them, it is possible to appeal against orders made to the District Court of Queensland. Such appeals may be against the whole of the order or for certain conditions that have been attached to it. If you are considering an appeal against a domestic violence order, contact Anderson Fredericks Turner for advice and representation.

Responding to Domestic Violence Applications

Responding to a Domestic Violence Application

Anderson Fredericks Turner has experienced courtroom advocates who assist people seeking to make an effective response to a domestic violence application. Our lawyers have a history for being able to successfully resolve or litigate contested proceedings, such that no domestic violence order is made. Contact our lawyers if you seek advice or representation in responding to an application.

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Recovering Legal Costs in Domestic Violence Cases

Whilst generally individuals bear their own legal costs in domestic violence proceedings, people who are required to respond to domestic violence applications can recover legal costs in certain situations. We have lawyers who have not only successfully seen baseless applications dismissed but who have also recovered legal costs as part of the orders of the court.

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
Police Protection Notices

The Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld) allows police to issue a Police Protection Notice, which is designed to provide immediate protection for people suspected of being affected by domestic violence. Contravening a Police Protection Notice is an offence. Following a Police Protection Notice being issued, an application for a domestic violence order (generally including a temporary protection order) will also be made with the courts.

Call Our Lawyers
Conditions in Domestic Violence Orders

When a court makes a Temporary Protection Order or a Protection Order (Domestic Violence Order), it may set a number of additional conditions over and above the standard conditions. Additional conditions may include restricting direct or indirect contact with certain people or limiting freedom of movement, such as to particular addresses or other places where a risk is considered to exist.

Call Our Lawyers
Appeals Against Domestic Violence Orders

For people who believe they have had a domestic violence order wrongly made against them, it is possible to appeal against orders made to the District Court of Queensland. Such appeals may be against the whole of the order or for certain conditions that have been attached to it. If you are considering an appeal against a domestic violence order, contact Anderson Fredericks Turner for advice and representation.

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