How to apply for a family law protection order

Explains how to apply for a court order to protect yourself from a family member. A family law protection order lists conditions the person named in the order must follow, which usually includes that they can't contact you. This guide walks you through the process.

View website

produced by
Legal Services Society
produced in
last reviewed
January 2015 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
resource type
self-help & forms
abusive relationship, abuse & family violence, abuse and family violence, domestic violence, relationship violence, spouse abuse, leaving an abusive relationship, violence against women, family law protection order, staying safe, assault