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DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE PROTECTION ACT 2012 - SECT 93

Hearing of application—appearance of respondent

93 Hearing of application—appearance of respondent

(1) This section applies if a respondent appears before the court that is to hear and decide an application for a variation of a domestic violence order.
(2) The court may—
(a) hear and decide the application; or
(b) adjourn the application, whether or not it makes a temporary protection order under division 2 ; or
(c) subject to subsection (3) , dismiss the application without deciding it.
(3) The court may dismiss the application without deciding it only if—
(a) the applicant for the variation is a person other than the respondent; and
(b) the applicant has not appeared; and
(c) if the applicant is a police officer—no other police officer or service legal officer has requested an adjournment; and
(d) no other person eligible to apply for the variation has appeared.
(4) The dismissal of an application does not affect the right of the applicant to make a further application against the respondent.



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