Restraining Orders

Obtaining and maintaining a restraining order

If you fear for your safety, the safety of a child, or your property, due to the conduct of another person, or you are being harassed, intimidated or emotionally abused, we can assist you in applying for a court order to restrain the offending party.

Maybe you already applied for a restraining order yourself but the respondent has lodged an objection and now you want legal support.

Opposing a restraining order

Alternatively, if someone has applied for a restraining order against you and you wish to oppose the application, we can assist you in doing so.

We can negotiate on your behalf with the applicant, where appropriate.

Sometimes the applicant will be satisfied with a signed undertaking instead of a court order, which can save you the costs, time commitment and stress of preparing for and attending a contested trial.

The court process

There are two main different types of restraining orders – violence restraining orders (VROs) and misconduct restraining orders (MROs).

Determining which restraining order is the more appropriate order to seek in any particular circumstances is not always straightforward.

The court will look at several factors when deciding whether or not to grant a restraining order.

Whether you are the applicant or the respondent we can use our experience and knowledge of the law and the processes involved to represent and assist you in making your case and explaining your side of the story to the court.

We can also assist you to apply for or oppose an extension, modification, cancellation or appeal of an existing restraining order.