Getting legal protection
Women's Refuge can help you get legal advice or help through our advocacy service.
Learn more here about:
- Police Safety Orders
- Protection Orders
- Separation and divorce
- Care of children
- Child, Youth and Family
- Family Court and District Court
- Lawyers and Legal Aid.
You can also get detailed legal information in the Women's Refuge book Fresh Start: A Practical Guide for Women Wanting to be Free From Abuse. Fresh Start has information on dealing with the police; seeing a lawyer; Protection Orders; going to court; what happens to children when a relationship ends; ACC; legally ending a marriage, de facto relationship or civil union; dividing relationship property; and useful legal terms.
Read more about what the law says.