A restraining order protects you from someone who:
- commits family violence or personal violence against you.
- threatens you or your property.
- harasses or intimidates you.
There are three types of restraining order. These are:
- a Family Violence Restraining Order (‘FVRO’).
- a Violence Restraining Order (‘VRO’).
- a Misconduct Restraining Order (‘MRO’).
On 1 July 2017, the law in Western Australia changed. Prior to 1 July 2017, there were two types of restraining order namely a Violence Restraining Order and a Misconduct Restraining Order. From 1 July 2017, a new class of restraining order was introduced namely the Family Violence Restraining Order (‘FVRO’).
A FVRO is a court order against your ex-partner, your current partner, you or another family member which is designed to protect you from threats of violence, violence, behaviour that coerces or controls you or behavior that causes you to be fearful.
If you require advice about a restraining order, wish to apply for a restraining order or have been served with a restraining order, please contact us to discuss these matters with one of our legal team members.