If you have a close personal relationship with someone (a partner, or a person you share or have shared a house with) and they are being physically, sexually or psychologically abusive to you, then you may have grounds to apply for a Protection Order. A Protection Order lets you control what, if any, contact you have with the abusive person. It can also protect your children or other people you know.
If there has been a protection order made against you, your freedom to have contact or care with your children will be affected - as will your ability to contact the other parent if they are a protected person.
If you find yourself in these situations our family law specialists can advise you about Protection Orders, your rights and what to do.