Interim and Final Orders

Interim Orders

Interim Restraint Orders are temporary orders, and may be granted by a Magistrate where there is a high level of risk for the Applicant.  A Magistrate can grant an interim Restraint Order without the presence of the Respondent, and the interim order will be in force until the next hearing stage, or for a set period of time.

Final Orders

Final Orders are Restraint Orders made after a Magistrate hears the application. Final Orders may be consented to by both parties (without them admitting to the allegations contained in the application or response to the application), or if the parties don’t agree to consent, the Magistrate can decide the orders that should be made.

A final Restraint Order will be in place for such period of time as consented to by both parties, or as ordered by the Magistrate.