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Hi, I’m John, solicitor, and reviewing your post, and may need to ask a few questions a long the way to assist you.
Concerning your important matter, you are doing the right thing by taking notes about all the interactions were having, and eventually you will be able to narrow this issue down to a particular person and then you can get a restraining order against them to stop Such negative conduct
Restraining orders can be used for various matters, such violence, psychological abuse, financial abuse, verbal abuse, or where there is an imminent fear of violence, or where children hear or witness the same.
The intervention order may:
a. Prohibit a person committing violence against another person.
b. Exclude a person from the victims residence.
c. Restrict a persons access to any premises or specified are, such as workplace.
d. Prohibit a person from contact another person associated with the victim.
e. Require a person to do something, like attend counselling.
f. Direct person to use specific property.
The intervention can be broad out narrow in its requirements.
All you need to do is to demonstrate how the abuse/violence is occurring. An example of violence includes, financial abuse, which is where one partner does not provide sufficient monies for living costs, or creating undue duress on the other party. In this example this is both financial and psychological abuse.
Restraining orders can also be issued for non-family matters, such as stalking, intimidation or harassing conduct, m which is now called a personal safety order. The facts of the claim needs to support the same.
The law will protect you where you are being harassed, intimidated against, or there is financial abuse or psychological, verbal or other forms of violence with a restraining order.
If you consider you need a restraining order, you an attend your local police station to provide a statement and they will determine based on the facts if an interim order will be issued.
If you cannot attend your local police station call 000 and the support operator will assist by arranging the police to come to you as soon as possible.
The police subject to the circumstance, will then issue a interim order for the protection of your safety.
If you do not want contact the police, you may make an application at the local court for an intervention order, and the court will then decide on the balance of probabilities if the interim order is necessary.
An interim order is a temporary personal safety intervention order made by the Court to protect a person from assault, sexual assault, serious threats, property damage or interference, harassment or stalking until the court can decide whether to make a final personal safety intervention order. An interim order prevents the other party from behaving in certain ways, or requires the respondent to do certain things, stated on the order.
An interim order is a civil order, and making an interim order does not necessarily mean that an offence has been committed. However contravention of an interim order is an offence punishable by 2 years imprisonment or a fine of 240 penalty units or both.
You cannot permit the other person to contravene an order of the court. This means that, even if the protected person, you, allows a respondent to disobey the interim order, the respondent would still commit an offence if the contact you.
You have a legal right to protect your safety/interests in this situation.
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