Are you being subjected to domestic violence?

We can advise & assist you to obtain a protection order (also known as a domestic violence interdict or restraining order) against an abuser.

Domestic violence can take many forms, such as:
  • Physical abuse: an act/threat of physical violence with the intention to cause pain, injury, suffering or bodily harm e.g slapping, punching, choking, pushing etc
  • Sexual abuse: any conduct that abuses, humiliates, degrades or other that violates the sexual integrity of another person. Conduct of force or threat to get participation in unwanted sexual activity
  • Emotional, verbal & psychological abuse: a pattern of conduct that degrades or humiliates a victim, privately or publicly e.g. repeated insults, name calling, threats to cause emotional pain, controlling behaviour & isolating the victim from family & friends etc
  • Economic abuse: unreasonable deprivation of economic or financial resources from victim e.g. necessities, bond payments, rental payments or disposing of property which the victim has an interest in.
  • Intimidation: a threat which induces fear e.g. displaying a weapon, damage to property etc
  • Harassment: pattern of conduct that induces fear of harm in a victim e.g. repeated watching, following of the victim & correspondence (stalking)