DTS Attorneys – Law Firm in Port Elizabeth

Siblings Feuding Over a Business: Can You Get a Domestic Violence Protection Order?

An order in terms of the Domestic Violence Act is a quick, simple and powerful protection for victims of domestic abuse of all kinds.

But is it available to victims who are not only in a domestic relationship with their abuser, but also in a business or commercial relationship with them? It’s an important question, with many South African businesses owned and run by close family members. When disputes arise, they can be particularly bitter, as witnessed by a recent High Court dispute involving siblings, with allegations of sexual, verbal and psychological abuse, threats of murder, and stalking via drone surveillance.

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