Usually forbids an abuser from:
Using or threatening physical violence. Intimidating, harassing or pestering you. Communicating with you (if appropriate). It will also forbid an abuser to instruct or encourage others to do these acts.
In some circumstances, it can also include a clause preventing the abuser from coming within a certain distance of your home
Typically granted for 6 – 12 months. Arrestable offence if breached.
Applicant and Respondent are associated persons
This is determined by s.62(3) of the Family Law Act 1996 and covers most relationships, including:
The recent use or threat of violence would enable you to make an emergency application. This usually means an incident within the last week (this may be extended if there have been bail conditions or the respondent has been in prison etc).
Regulates the family home, such as:
Recent use or threat of physical violence → contact us immediately.
Recent threat to take your child → contact us immediately