Preventing Violence

Common legal problems older people can avoid.

This information is current at February 2015.

Violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour by a partner, other family member or carer towards a person in order to control, dominate or cause fear is domestic violence, and an application can be made to the Magistrates Court for protection. Find out more about how to protect yourself or your loved ones, what protection orders are available and how they can be enforced.


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