Breach of Domestic Violence Order

An action which contravenes a domestic violence order, eg: contacting the aggrieved spouse. Breaching an order is a criminal offence.

Domestic Violence

The term used to describe violence which occurs within a family including physical, verbal, emotional, psychological, sexual, financial or social abuse

Domestic Violence Application

An application made to the court by or on behalf of an aggrieved spouse for an order to prevent domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Protection Order

An order made by the court which imposes conditions on a person designed to prevent domestic violence eg: that a person not contact their spouse.
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