An intervention order is a court order which prohibits a person (the defendant) from behaving in a particular manner towards a protected person, they can also direct the defendant to comply with certain directions.

The object of an intervention order is to protect anyone against whom it is suspected the defendant will commit an act of abuse, including any child who may be exposed to the effects of abuse committed by the defendant against another person in domestic (family) situations. Both domestic and non-domestic abuse situations are covered by intervention orders.

Intervention orders can have a profound impact on any ongoing family law proceedings occurring at the same time.

The court can make an intervention order if a defendant consents to the order being made, or after a hearing if evidence is heard proving that a person is in need of protection and reasonably fears violence or harassment by the defendant.

If you are considering making an application for an intervention order, or if somebody has made an application against you call VP Lawyers now to gain an understanding of your legal rights and options.