Family/domestic violence pertains to any form of abuse and may be presented in the form of emotional or psychological abuse, economical, legal, physical, sexual, spiritual.
An intervention order must be made to the Court by the police, by an affected family member, by a parent or guardian of an affected child, or by any other person with consent. Once the application has been made, the Court will serve the application to the respondent. Once the respondent has been served with the application, they will be summoned to appear in Court.
Applications may be made in person at the Magistrates’ Court. The registrar will conduct an interview and may ask very personal questions. It is important to provide as much details as possible.
Alternatively, an application may be made online on the Magistrates’ Court website. The online application requires a declaration of truth that the contents of the application are true and correct to the best of their knowledge.