Domestic Violence Applications

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Domestic Violence Applications

At Simonidis Steel Lawyers in Brisbane, we are here to provide the support and protection your family deserves.

What is A Domestic Violence Application?

In Queensland, a domestic violence application is a legal channel aimed to protect individuals from abusive or dangerous situations within a domestic setting. It involves lodging an application with the court for a Domestic Violence Order (DVO) against the alleged perpetrator. This order may prohibit contact, communication, and proximity to the applicant in order to ensure their safety. An application for domestic violence can encompass incidences of physical, emotional or financial abuse, stalking or coercive behaviour.

Who Can Make A Domestic Violence Application?

Since September 2012, the law has provided protection from violence to those who have been involved in, or are involved in:

  • A close personal relationship, such as de facto, engaged, dating, or married.
  • An informal care relationship occurs when a person is reliant on another for assistance with a daily life activity such as shopping, banking, cooking or dressing.
  • A family relationship: a child, relative, a parent or former parent.

The Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act of 2012 does not protect:

  • Neighbours, Flatmates, or Roommates.
  • Children under the age of 18 are violent towards their parents. This falls under the scope of the child protection system.

Our experienced team of Domestic Violence Lawyers at Simonidis Steel Lawyers are dedicated to giving complete support to clients seeking assistance with their domestic violence applications. We recognise the importance and sensitivity of these issues, and we treat each case with care and expertise.


From the initial consultation through the preparation and submission of the application, our Domestic Violence Lawyers walk clients through the process. We collaborate with clients to collect the evidence and information required to support their case, ensuring that every legal requirement is completed.


With a deep understanding of Domestic Violence laws and regulations, our lawyers are skilled at crafting strong and persuasive applications that highlight the seriousness of the situation and the need for protection. Also, and as equally important, our team is skilled at opposing applications for domestic violence realising that there are applications brought against innocent parties that are frivolous, vexatious and or malicious. Our team recognises the stress and humiliation that our clients feel when being accused of domestic violence where those allegations are fabricated. We advocate for our clients’ rights and safety, attempting to obtain the necessary orders that provide them with the security and peace of mind they deserve.

Are you seeking help with a domestic violence application?

Simonidis Steel are experienced family lawyers in domestic and family violence who can provide continuous assistance throughout this important process, keeping clients updated on the status of their application and providing counsel on any legal issues that may emerge. We are committed to helping our clients achieve the best possible outcome, guiding them through the complexity of the legal system while prioritising their well-being and safety. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any domestic violence related matter or concern.

Contact our Brisbane Family lawyers if you require any specific advice on your current situation. Our team will be more than happy to assist with any questions you may have.


Get in touch with us

Please call our office on (07) 3229 3339 to make an appointment with one of our team.