Usually, domestic and family violence involves abusive and violent behaviour towards a partner, former partner or family member. It extends beyond physical violence, and can involve actions that control, humiliate or scare the other person or people in the household.
Intervention orders, also known as protection order can be obtained from the court by victims of domestic violence to prevent further abuse. The respondent must obey the order and avoid breaching the order’s conditions.
In South Australia, the victims of the domestic violence can request for an intervention order from the Magistrate Court under the Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse) Act 2009 (SA). The Court may issue an intervention order if it reasonably suspects that the defendant will, without intervention, commit an act of abuse against a person. It must also be satisfied that under the circumstances it is appropriate to make the order.
At Enlight Legal & Migration, we can assist you through the process and advise you whether you may be successful in obtaining an order or challenging the order.