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When an Application if filed, depending on the circumstances of the matter the Court may make a Temporary Protection Order which will be in force until the matter is next returnable before the Court or until the Order is revoked.
Under the legislation which applies until 17 September 2012, a Court might make an urgent Temporary Protection Order before the Respondent is served with the Application if the Aggrieved or a “named person”:
Under the legislation which applies from 17 September 2012, a Court might make an urgent Temporary Protection Order before the Respondent is served with the Application, if the Court is satisfied that the making of a temporary protection order is necessary or desirable to protect the Aggrieved or a “named person” from domestic violence.
Michelle Beatty, Senior Lawyer
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