Domestic violence allegations are serious and require a specialised response. Our clients face applications by Police and spouses, and of course once an order is made against you, allegations of breaches can be easily added. Sadly, allegations of domestic violence, applications for orders and breaches, are often used as a weapon in breakups and where there are parenting issues ongoing. The Courts are choked with vexatious applications. We are also living in an age where discretion regarding the application of these matters appears to have been set aside due to political pressure. Dealing with domestic violence applications is often a critical first step in being able to continue to have contact with children. In some instances the impact on your career from such orders can be severe.