Family Law Library

Can a defendant object to an AVO?

A defendant may object to an Apprehended Violence Order, in which case, the matter will be adjourned for trial at a later date. It is common that an interim Apprehended Violence Order will be issued until the trial.

You can object to an Apprehended Violence Order being made against you and have the matter adjourned for trial at a later date. Under these circumstances, an interim AVO will be issued until the trial date.

Whilst many apprehended violence applications are warranted some are not. If you have been served with an application that you consider to be unwarranted you should ask for a conference. Applications without proper basis can be dismissed by the Court at the hearing.