Emergency Protection Orders
Have you been served with an Emergency Protection Order (“EPO”)? This is an order which is granted ex parte ( i.e. without your knowledge or attendance) in favour of the other party.
It is important to obtain legal advice promptly, as steps needs to be taken before the review hearing, which is usually schedule approximately 8 days after the original hearing occurred. If you breach the EPO, you can be subject to arrest and criminal charges. Additionally many EPO’s prevent parties from entering the matrimonial home, having parenting time with their children or even attending at their place of work.
Mincher Koeman Family Law Chambers are experienced in dealing with applications filed under the Protection Against Family Violence Act. Our lawyers have substantial trial and courtroom experience. Contact us now to obtain an emergency appointment.
You may also have criminal matters pending. We can refer you to experienced criminal counsel. Click here for criminal counsel.