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Hi My ex partner placed a DVO on me with no evidence and I could not get the day of work as it took the police 8 days to serve me, so I only had one days notice. The order has been placed in my maiden name, which has not been my legal name for over 6 years. Does this still affect me?

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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
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Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

a DVO will affect you in several ways.

the most important aspect is that you can raise a defense to the order at the hearing, and if the hearing has occurred in your absence you can seek a rehearing on the same.

has the hearing occurred yet ?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
it has. It took the police 8 days to serve me although I spoke with them on the phone on day 2 and advised them that I was home every night from 4:30pm and all weekend.
Once they served me, I only had 2 days notice to attend court, and with that short notice, I could not take leave from my work. So I did not attend and it went through. This was now 9 days ago and the police still have not given me the new order. As mentioned, it is in my maiden name though which has not been my legal name for over 6 years. Does it still affect me if it is in an incorrect name?
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

even though your name is ***** ***** the order will still apply.

you can seek leave tp have the court decision reviewed.

would you like to consider this option ?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I feel I was not treated properly by the police by taking so long to serve me. 8 days is ridiculous considering they are 2 blocks from my house. I had no option or support.
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

ok.

would you like to talk on the telephone about this important matter.

I have extended a special offer to talk on the phone to assist you if you prefer ?

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