Any person can apply for an Intervention Order either under the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 where there is a family relationship, or under the Personal Safety Intervention Orders Act 2010 if no family relationship exists.
If you are experiencing fear caused by a family member, whether it be through threats, control, force or domination you can apply for an Intervention Order.
Intervention Orders cover physical, sexual, emotional/psychological and financial abuse. Examples include:
An Intervention Order is also for a person who fears for the safety of their property, another person or animal. If you fear for your children’s safety you can include them in your Application for an Intervention Order. If a family member has threatened that they are going to damage property in your family home, that is grounds to apply for an Intervention Order.
Written by Pearsons Family Law.