Restraining Orders

Reliant Legal has extensive experience in the delicate area of Restraining and Misconduct Orders

  • having represented both Applicants and Respondents in a variety of circumstances. These matters can sometimes arise at the same time as family law matters and some criminal proceedings.
  • Restraining Orders are not criminal matters and therefore require a different set of skills to progress through the system.
  • It is important to note that Restraining Orders are not just for domestic violence situations. Whilst highly relevant in those circumstances, you can apply for a restraining order against another person in a variety of circumstances.

There are 2 types of restraining order:

  • Violence Restraining Order for when you are experiencing abuse or threats of physical violence and or abuse; and
  • Misconduct Restraining Order which is appropriate for nuisance type behaviour and conduct of another person. This can include neighbours, former friends, a shop owner with a nuisance customer…. All sorts of circumstances might apply.
  • Contact my office to discuss and find out your options so you can decide on what to do next.