How do I get a DVO?

If you cannot wait to go to court and ask a judge for a Domestic Violence Order (DVO), talk to the police. The police can make a temporary domestic violence order (DVO) without asking a judge. Police can make a temporary DVO very quickly. Later, police will come to...

What are the different kinds of DVOs?

A DVO can have different kinds of rules: Full non-contact: The defendant cannot be near or talk to the protected person. They cannot talk on Facebook, call or send text messages. Non-intoxication: The defendant cannot come near or talk to the protected person when...

Something is broken in my house. Who should fix it?

When you move in:  When you move into a new rental place it is important to check if anything is broken. Your landlord must make sure your house is in good condition. Your landlord or agent should give you a condition report  within 3 business days after you move in...

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