My partner and I have a 7 month old child together. My partner has a very abusive father whom we have dropped contact

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Customer: Hello. My partner and I have a 7 month old child together. My partner has a very abusive father whom we have dropped contact with, he has been horrible his whole life to my boyfriend. Now they we have had a baby, we have received a message from his father out of nowhere saying he wants to take us to court to see our daughter. We do not want him to see her. He has stalked us before and has abused my boyfriend so many times so enough was enough and we cut him off. Do you think my partners father's defence would hold up in court? Or would we be eligible for a restraining order?
JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?
Customer: Nothing yet
JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?
Customer: Victoria
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
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Hi! You’re speaking with John Melis, a solicitor in Australia.

Based on the information you provided, you could apply for a restraining order.

You may apply for a restraining order.

Restraining orders apply to various matters; such as violence, psychological abuse, financial abuse, verbal abuse, or an imminent fear of violence, or where children hear or witness the same.

If you need a restraining order, you may attend your local police station, and they will determine if an order will be issued.

You may make an application at the local Court for a restraining order where the police do not issue one.

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Perfect, thank you so much. Do you think he would have any ground to stand on if he was to take us to court to try get visitation rights?
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If you put your case right you will have no issues. You will be protected.

Have I answered your question? If any part of my response is unclear, please let me know. It’s my goal to deliver excellent service, so please let me know if there is anything more I can do. Thank you for using our site.

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Thank you, ***** ***** have answered my questions perfectly. I appreciate your responses, this gives me piece of mind
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It was my pleasure to help you today, and I thank you for chatting with me.
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