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Domestic violence & AVOs

Some common questions about domestic violence legal proceedings:

When you file a police report, the NSW Police may make a provisional apprehended domestic violence order (ADVO) in order to control the offender’s movements, and make sure you the victim, are as safe as you can be. Your Stacks lawyer will let you know before we take any action which will result in the defendant finding out about your report.

No. Violence can constitute a number of different types of abuse, including emotional abuse, psychological abuse and physical abuse.

Emotional and psychological abuse can constitute:

– Threatening a person

– Following a person in public or to their place of work

– Preventing a person from seeing or contacting loved ones

– Derogatory taunts and words

– Monitoring or tracking a person’s movement using digital video, photography, emails or social networking sites

– Reading a person’s private emails or text messages

Wherever possible, Stacks always aims to solve our clients’ cases without going to court. This is because court proceedings can be lengthy and costly, and our highest priority is that you receive the outcome you deserve from your case with minimal disruption to your life and finances as possible. We will thoroughly discuss all of your options with you when you come in to speak with us.

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Over 25 local offices
Our local offices are owned and operated by friendly, local professionals, who are proud and active members of the communities they serve
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Genuine care for clients has been at the core of our practice since the first office was opened by ER Stack on the NSW Mid-North Coast in 1931
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We invest in technology and systems so that our services are always cost effective and clients are in control of their own legal affairs

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