Community Online Resource Essentials (CORE)
You can read more below about the self-help guides available on CORE:
- Family Violence Restraining Orders
- Recovery Orders from the Family Court
- Representing yourself in a criminal trial in the Magistrates Court
If you need protection from violence, threats or abuse from a family member, you may need to apply for an FVRO. This guide explains what family violence can include and takes you step-by-step through the process of applying for an interim FVRO. It includes a safety planning checklist, practical advice, tips from a magistrate, and shows you what happens at court when you apply for an FVRO.
You may need to apply for a Recovery Order if someone else has your child and is refusing to bring them back to you. This guide has videos from experienced family lawyers, checklists, sample letters and information about what to do before, during and after a court hearing in the Family Court of WA.
This guide takes you through the process of preparing for trial, what happens in court, running the trial and the potential outcomes. It includes videos from a former Magistrate and experienced criminal lawyers, sample letters, documents and answers to FAQs. There is also a written self-help kit available.
For comments, feedback or questions about CORE, please email our CLE Division.
Reviewed: 18 October 2018