Domestic Violence

The court is weary of the different actions and court processes that may need to take place for matters concerning domestic violence. Domestic Violence matters which involve Apprehended Violence Orders and children in particular, have different processes which are outlined below.


Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs) are at the heart of many Domestic Violence court proceedings. Because it is common for children to be involved in these domestic violence related court matters, it it important that the necessary processes which need to take place to protect these children, do. In accordance to s41 of the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007, certain measures need to be put in place in order to protect children who find themselves tangled in apprehended violence order related court proceedings.

Some processes that ensure the protection of these children include:

  • The hearing be heard in the absence of the public, unless directed by the court (s41(2))
  • A child should not be required to give evidence unless the court is of the opinion that it is in the interests of the child to do so (s41(3))

The complexity of these processes requires the extensive knowledge and meticulous attention to detail which our lawyers provide.

If you have been charged with a these offences, our experts can help. Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers in our office.

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