Hi, I'm new to the forum and I've desperately been trying to find help and information about Domestic Violence Orders for my brother. Recently, his wife left him and took their two children with her (they are 2 and 6 months). She left a note full of hateful and false allegations against him and he has received a Domestic Violence Order from the Police claiming domestic violence, which is a complete pack of lies.S he has moved over 600 kms away and won't let him have any contact with his children whatsoever and has told him he won't see them again. He is obviously devastated and doesn't know why this is happening. He went to the first appointment at the magistrates court and a solicitor there advised him to accept it without admission and if he did he might be able to see his children. The magistrate told them to go to mediation to make a parental plan, which he was more than willing to do in the hopes that he could see his kids. His wife kept trying to stall the process and wouldn't agree to anything during the mediation except him seeing his kids once a month in a supervised contact centre. He has been to an interview at the contact centre and now has to wait for his wife to decide when he can have an appointment at the contact centre to see his kids for 2 hours whilst being supervised. I'm afraid that he's going to have some kind of breakdown if he doesn't get some help soon or something positive happens, so I'm trying to find out whatever I can to help. I'm in the UK at the moment, so I'm doing everything via email and phone and I feel useless because I can't help him. Everywhere he goes to get some help or advice they aren't interested as soon as a Domestic Violence Order is mentioned. The Domestic Violence Order isn't supposed to be a criminal matter, but he is being treated like he's a criminal when he's done nothing wrong. He is now going to say he doesn't accept the Domestic Violence Order because the only reason he was initially going to accept it without admission was because he thought he could see his kids - as this doesn't now seem likely, he is thinking that he's got nothing to lose anymore - and why should he accept it when he hasn't done anything? I can't believe that this can happen without any proof or evidence. It seems that everyone is just believing everything she says and ignoring everything he says. He thinks he can't get Legal Aid because he was working full time, but since this has happened, he has had to stop work as he's used up all his holiday going back and forth 600kms each time. He is also incapable of working due to the stress he's under. He has an appointment at a community legal centre, but it's not until the end of the month and he's been waiting for over 6 weeks already for that appointment. Does a Magistrate just rubber stamp the Domestic Violence Order? Or do they consider that the possibility that this is just a pack of lies which is for the purpose of keeping him away from his kids? Thank you in advance for any help or opinion anyone can offer.