Hi. I really need your help as unfortunately men seem to get left out of the help cycle in these and a lot of other situations. 4 weeks ago, I was served with a Private DVO QLD ( Domestic Violence Order) on Friday afternoon at 5.04pm. Mention was the following Monday at 11.30am. How was i suppose to get legal advice? The mention date was set, no temporary DVO was placed on me and I advised the court I would be placing a counter DVO and will be strongly disputing the application. The evidence she provided was a joke and should of been thrown out of court in my opinion. She had an email stating an alleged event which is lies, an incident report from an email company suggesting I had taken over her account, which was mine, with vital bits of information being deleted. A photo of a phone with my number ringing it, that you could not see. All of these events occurred 12 to 24 months ago. I have since put a DVO application in on her and we have had the mention. They will be heard together. I submitted most of my evidence. The issue I have is that I asked for evidence to be submitted within 14 days of hearing and was refused. So I suspect she has put in little evidence so, 1) I think i could fight it and not put a counter one on her, and 2) rock up with all the bullsh*t under the Sun and nail me, which does not seem right to me. I will be 100% honest and say she would have very little on me, but she is very good at convincing herself of things. So these are my questions - - If she rocks up on the day with loads more stuff than she submitted, and i don't have items to defend her claims, can or should I adjourn? - Do I need to submit evidence separately, as in one pile to defend her claims and another pile with evidence against her for my DVO application? - What is the way the hearing will go, as in the procedure? - What is the best way to submit my evidence? - How to submit voice recordings of phone calls? - Anything else i should know? Should I include a pile of paper work showing the rates men are wrongly accused of DVO's? Did you know there is even an online register for people who have a history wrongly accusing others? Ok, so I know you probably think I'm crazy defending myself but I refuse to spend money on her games. If a DVO was put on me, and apparently it will because this is how our wonderful government works, what effect does it actually have these days? Can it affect government jobs?