1 Comments Family & de facto law, financial agreements, consent orders
Hi. On the Victorian court website it states this: "Sometimes circumstances change after an intervention order has been made. Either the affected family member/affected person or the respondent can apply to the court to have the order changed or “varied”. An application can also be made to have the order cancelled or “revoked”. There will be another hearing and the magistrate will decide what should happen." On the Victorian Legal Aid website it states this: "When making a decision to change an intervention order, the magistrate will consider: * why you want to change the order * how the changes affect the safety of the person protected by the intervention order, especially if the protected person is a child * what the protected person thinks about the application * if the protected person has a lawyer * the views of the protected person’s parent or guardian, if the protected person is a child * the views of the police if the police made the application." There has to be a significant change in order to lift the intervention order, after all, it is to protect someone. It doesn't say how old you must be to be able to do this, that is something that a trained lawyer will be able to answer more specifically. On this site you will can look in the "Find A Lawyer" section to help you further. Ultimately, it will be up to a magistrate to make the final decision, as they alone have the discretion to do so.