Restraining Orders

Restraining Orders

Cox 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.