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Domestic and Family Violence

Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders

  1. Applicants

    Legal aid may be available to make an application for an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) if you are a person in need of protection.

    Eligibility requirements:

    Legal Aid NSW will assess your income and assets.

    AND

    You are a victim of domestic violence.

  2. Defendants

    Legal aid may be available to defend an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) made against you.

    Eligibility requirements:

    Legal Aid NSW will assess your income and assets.

    AND

    You are a victim of domestic violence yourself.

    Or

    There are exceptional circumstances, for example, you have difficulty dealing with the legal system because of a psychiatric condition, disability, intellectual impairment or other reason.

Apprehended Personal Violence Orders

Legal aid may be available to defend an Apprehended Personal Violence Order (APVO).

Eligibility requirements:

Legal Aid NSW will assess your income and assets.

AND

There are exceptional circumstances, for example, you have difficulty dealing with the legal system because of a psychiatric condition, disability, intellectual impairment or other reason.