At Genuine Legal, we are able to assist in matters of domestic violence and can help you regardless if you are the applicant or the respondent to a domestic violence protection order (DVO in QLD). Please note, that as domestic violence matters have state jurisdiction, our Solicitors specialising in domestic violence can only assist matters within the state they practice law.
We currently accept DVO matters in Queensland only
Book a FREE DV consultation with your legal matter
We have a designated team of DV Solicitors dealing exclusively with domestic violence matters
The DV Team work closely with our Family Law team, meaning any family law issues (parenting, property etc) arising from a DV matter will be taken care of straight away.

In Queensland, if you are experiencing domestic or family violence you can apply for a domestic violence protection order, or ask the police to apply for you.

Consultation with an experienced Senior Domestic Violence Solicitor
We offer advice and representation in DV matters in QLD only. What is included:
  1. Review all correspondence in relation to DVO
  2. Review all Court materials (if applicable)
  3. 1-hour consultation with a Senior DV Solicitor (face-to-face, telephone, Zoom / Google Meet / Microsoft teams video call)
  4. Answering all questions related to the matter
Speak to us if:
● You want to apply for a domestic violence protection order;
● Someone has applied for a domestic violence protection order against you;
● You have been issued with a police protection notice;
● Police have made an application for a domestic violence protection order against you;
● You want to change a domestic violence protection order;
● You have been asked to attend family dispute resolution but have concerns for your safety.
After you have submitted your application, you’ll be given a date to go to court. The date and a copy of your application will be given to the respondent.
The respondent can choose to:
We are here to provide you legal advice, as well as the best possible outcome for your unique situation. We understand that no two sides of the story are the same and we are here to listen to you.
  • agree to a domestic violence order being made
  • oppose the application for an order
  • ask for another court date to give them time to get legal advice.
If the respondent disagrees with the application for a domestic violence order, another court date will be made for a hearing.
If you are the Respondent and have been served with a DVO please seek legal advice immediately. A breach of a DVO is a criminal offence. The breach can be as simple as a text message to the protected person, tracking via a shared cloud account, social media message or even a social media post reaction.
Protection order packages
Making an application for a DVO or defending the application, review the materials, negotiating, where appropriate, to settle the matter by way of undertaking with the other party, representation at first court appearance excluding the final hearing (mentions). The fee for each following court appearance is $950 incl GST.
DVO Package #1
Review the materials, preparation and representation and arguing the case at the Final Order Hearing (Trial), appearance at the delivery of the determination (judgement)
DVO Package #2
$2,500 incl GST
$4,400 - $4,800 incl GST
Nevertheless, we remain committed to providing legal representation at an affordable fixed fee rate.
Jason Goebel
Solicitor, Family Law and Domestic Violence Practice
On completing degrees in Education specialising in Science and Mathematics, Jason worked in the United Kingdom for several years.On his return to Queensland and after spending time in the Army, Jason completed his undergraduate degree in Law.
Before joining the Genuine Legal Team, Jason worked for a National Legal firm, Brisbane City Council, The Australian Defence Force and Education Queensland.
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