In Queensland, domestic violence includes behaviour that is:
– physically or sexually abusive; or
– emotionally or psychologically abusive; or
– economically abusive; or
– threatening; or
– coercive; or
– in any other way controls or dominates the second person and causes the second person to fear for the second person’s safety or wellbeing or that of someone else.
“Emotional or psychological abuse” means behaviour by a person towards another person that torments, intimidates, harasses or is offensive to the other person.
“Economic abuse” means behaviour by a person that is coercive, deceptive or unreasonably controls another person without their consent in a way that denies them economic or financial autonomy, or withholding or threatening to withhold financial support necessary for reasonable living expenses.
If you are the victim of domestic violence, you may well need the protection of the law in order to protect your physical and psychological wellbeing. If you have committed domestic violence or been falsely accused of having committed domestic violence, having an order made against you may harm you in subsequent family law proceedings or jeopardise your employment.
– negotiating outcomes which avoid the need for hearing
– if the matter cannot be settled, representing you at the hearing and presenting the best case possible to maximise the chances of a favourable outcome.
Sterling Law can be contacted by phone on 07 3667 8213, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org