How long does an intervention order last?

There are two types of Intervention Orders – an Interim Intervention Order and a Final Intervention Order.

An Interim Intervention Order is made when a Magistrate believes the person needs protecting immediately. This Order will last until either:

  • the Court makes a final order;
  • the order is revoked; or
  • the application for the order is withdrawn.

A Final Intervention Order usually lasts between 1 and 3 years. The length of the Order will depend on the length that the Applicant is seeking, the evidence before the Court and is ultimately Magistrates’ decision. It is difficult to get longer orders and commonly orders will last for 12 months.

After a decision is made each party will obtain an order from the Court which will state the date that the Intervention Order expires.

Written by Pearsons Family Law.