After an interim FVRO is made - Interim FVROs

Logo for FRVO self-help guideHaving an interim FVRO from the court is only one part of the process of applying for a final restraining order.

There are a few important things to understand about your interim FVRO at the end of the first hearing.

  1. Your interim FVRO will not come into force (does not start) until the police serve the interim FVRO on the Respondent, usually by giving them a copy in person.

    If the police cannot find the Respondent, you may need to give them more information about where the Respondent might be to help them locate the Respondent and serve the order.

  2. After the Respondent is served with the interim FVRO, the Respondent can ask for the opportunity to have their say about the order. This is known as 'objecting' to the interim FVRO. The Respondent has  21 days after being served to object.

  3. Once it has been served, the interim FVRO can be enforced by the police and the courts. You should think about how you want to use the FVRO as part of your safety plan.


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