Domestic Violence

Disability Law Queensland’s experienced legal team has strong experience with Domestic Violence providing you with reliable advice for the best possible result.

Many behaviors constitute to domestic violence, emotional or economic abuse, and physical abuse.

If you have experienced Domestic Violence in your relationship, you may want to make an application for Domestic Violence.

Disability Law Queensland’s solicitor can help you to either make an application for a Domestic Violence Order or if you have been served with an application for a Domestic Violence Order.

Domestic violence includes:

  • emotional abuse—blaming the victim for all problems in the relationship, undermining the victim’s self-esteem and self-worth through comparisons with others, withdrawing interest and engagement and emotional blackmail
  • verbal abuse—swearing and humiliation in private and public, focusing on intelligence, sexuality, body image or the victim’s capacity as a parent or spouse
  • social abuse—systematic isolation from family and friends, instigating and controlling relocations to a place where the victim has no social circle or employment opportunities and preventing the victim from going out to meet people
  • economic abuse—controlling all money, forbidding access to bank accounts, providing an inadequate ‘allowance’, preventing the victim seeking or holding employment and taking wages earned by the victim
  • psychological abuse—making threats regarding custody of children, asserting the justice system will not believe or support the victim, destroying property, abusing pets and driving dangerously
  • spiritual abuse—denial and/or misuse of religious beliefs or practices to force victims into subordinate roles and misusing religious or spiritual traditions to justify physical violence or other abuse
  • physical abuse—direct assaults on the body, use of weapons (including objects), assault of children, locking the victim out of the house, sleep and food deprivation, and
  • sexual abuse—any form of pressured/unwanted sex or sexual degradation, causing pain during sex, coercive sex without protection against pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease, making the victim perform sexual acts unwillingly and criticising or using degrading insults

Our experienced solicitor can help you to do the following:

  • Prepare your affidavits
  • Represent you in court
  • Make your application for a Protection Order;
  • Advise you of your rights and obligations throughout the process
  • Challenging an application for a protection order made against you
  • Providing you with independent legal advice as to your rights and obligations where Police have applied for a protection order on your behalf.

Making a domestic violence application can be a very confronting and difficult experience. Having a compassionate and supportive solicitor with knowledgeable legal representation can reduce the uncertainty and stress you may be facing. Our solicitor has extensive experience to provide effective and timely legal advice.