An Intervention Order (IVO) is an Court Order made by a Magistrate to protect a person (the Applicant) who has experienced abusive, threatening or violent behaviour.
If an Intervention Order is granted, it will prohibit a person (the Respondent) from engaging in certain behaviours such as communicating with a certain person, committing family violence against that person, causing damage to property owned by that person or publishing information about the person.
There are two types of Intervention Orders: ‘Family Violence Intervention Orders’ which will protect a person from a violent or abusive family member and ‘Personal Safety Intervention Orders’ which will protect a person from a non-family member, such as an acquaintance or stranger.
Sometimes, both parties agree on the terms of an Intervention Order, and so an Intervention Order can be simply made by the Magistrate without the need to call evidence from either party. Other times, the Intervention Order is not agreed to, which means that the Application for an IVO runs as a Contested Hearing in the Magistrates Court. This means that the Applicant must give evidence about why they want the Intervention Order.
Wilkinson Lawyers represents both Applicants and Respondents in Intervention Order Applications.
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