Important Family Law & Crime Update

A recent amendment to the Domestic/Personal Violence legislation provides that if a Court makes a provisional Order in respect of Apprehended Domestic Violence or Apprehended Personal Violence, that application can be treated by the Court as an actual application for a final Apprehended Violence Order, or otherwise as an interim Court Order.

Anyone involved in or affected by any such Order needs to know that the order will direct the defendant to appear at Court on a specific date or the matter to be heard, and this will be the next available date in a Domestic Violence list, but certainly it will be no more than 28 days after the making of the provisional Order. There is also a provision in the amendment Legislation which temporarily allows the 28 day period for the making of the Order to blowout as much as six months if necessary because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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