Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a significant issue in New Zealand for both women and men. The Family Court can offer some legal protection against domestic violence by making a Protection Order under the Domestic Violence Act. The Act defines domestic violence as including physical, verbal, sexual and psychological abuse. If Domestic Violence has affected your life, or the life of a child in your care, the team at The Law Shop can help.
Domestic violence is a significant issue in New Zealand for both women and men. The Family Court can offer some legal protection against domestic violence by making a Protection Order under the Domestic Violence Act. The Act defines domestic violence as including physical, verbal, sexual and psychological abuse. If Domestic Violence has affected your life, or the life of a child in your care, the team at The Law Shop can help.

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At The Law Shop, we understand the urgent nature of situations involving domestic violence and in some cases, an urgent Protection Order may be applied for and obtained in the same day.
We can also assist you if you have been served with an application for a Protection Order and need to defend the allegations of domestic violence. We can advise you on the effects and implications of a Protection Order and explain what is necessary to defend an application against you.

Whether you are a victim of domestic violence or a party accused of domestic violence, it is essential that you get expert legal advice so that you are aware of the options available to you. You may also be eligible for legal aid and we can discuss that further with you at your appointment. 

Useful links:
https://justice.govt.nz/family/domestic-violence/
https://womensrefuge.org.nz/
 

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