Handy Hints (23) – How to collect your belongings when bound by a Family Violence Restraining Order

5 February 2022


OSD Presents…Handy Hints (23)

Do you need to collect personal belongings from your former home after a Family Violence Restraining Order has been made?

Unless your FVRO specifically provides that you can attend at the house to collect items, you will either need to ask the Police to escort you to collect your belongings or you might need to negotiate with the other party for the release of certain items to you.

When there is a FVRO in place, you cannot negotiate directly with the other party and will need to have a lawyer assist you so that you do not inadvertently breach the terms of the FVRO.

We can help you negotiate access to personal belongings.

We’re Here to Help

Family law matters can be difficult and complex. If you require any assistance with a family law dispute, always contact a legal practitioner who will be able to help.

O’Sullivan Davies has practitioners experienced in dealing with all family law issues. More information about our services can be found at our About Us page here.


This article is not legal advice and the views and comments are of a general nature only. This article is not to be relied upon in substitution for detailed legal advice.

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