If you or someone you know is at immediate risk, call 111. You can also call the Women’s Refuge crisis line on 0800 733 843
Domestic violence includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, and psychological and emotional abuse (which includes making threats, damaging your property, intimidation, harassment and controlling behaviour). It also includes economic abuse, which means restricting or controlling your money and how you spend it. All of these are forms of abuse. If your partner, ex-partner, or anyone else you live with or used to live with is behaving like this, there are ways you can get help.
The Law Store can talk to you through these issues and can also help you apply for a protection order. A protection order can be enforced by the police and can help prevent you or your children from being harmed.
If the matter involves domestic violence, you may not have to pay lawyer fees.
There may be costs relating to parenting and other matters. Call us on 04 237 5800 to ask about costs.
We advise you that there may be a $50 fee to apply for Legal Aid. See below for extra information regarding Legal Aid.