Domestic violence

"You may feel weak, but within you is the strength to leave, within you is the strength to overcome and achieve that which you deserve."
- From Stories of Survivors
Keeping you safe

Everyone has the right to live without fear of violence or abuse.

If there is violence or you or your children have been threatened, get help from the police. Call 000 if you think you’re in danger.

If you’re experiencing domestic violence, you can:

  • apply for a domestic violence protection order
  • apply for an urgent temporary protection order
  • ask the police to charge the person being violent.
  • Get legal advice.

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence behaviour includes when another person you’re in a relationship with:

  • is physically or sexually abusive to you
  • is emotionally or psychologically abusive to you
  • is economically abusive to you
  • is threatening to you
  • is coercive, or
  • controls or dominates you and causes you to fear for your safety or wellbeing or that of someone else.
Shanahan Family Law Domestic Violence Legal Advice

Do I need legal advice?

You may need legal advice if:

  • you or your children are at risk of domestic or family violence or abuse
  • you need help to work out a plan to leave a relationship safely
  • you want to apply for a domestic violence protection order
  • someone has applied for a domestic violence protection order against you
  • you have been issued with a police protection notice
  • police have made an application for a domestic violence protection order against you or your partner
  • you want to change a domestic violence protection order
  • you had to leave your home because of violence but your name is still on the lease
  • you had an order interstate or overseas and want to register it in Queensland
  • you have been asked to attend family dispute resolution but have concerns for your safety.
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