Domestic Violence & Intervention Orders

“Your safety and your children’s safety should never be at risk – this is a non-negotiable issue.” – Nicole Le Pou,  Principal Family Lawyer.

What to do when you and/or your children are at risk.

Family and domestic violence is unfortunately an all too common occurrence - especially during the painful breakdown of a relationship. The most important thing you can do is to get help – immediately.

Remember, you are not alone in this situation. Our priority is to ensure that you and your children are safe from harm. Family violence is harmful behaviour used to control, force, or dominate a family member through fear. It is broader than physical assault. Behaviour that makes you fear for the safety of your property or a family pet is also family violence. Children who see, hear, or are around family violence can also be protected.

Family Violence Orders.

One of the ways to protect yourself and your children is to obtain a Family Violence Order – these are called different things in different states:

  • Protection Orders (QLD & ACT)
  • Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (NSW)
  • Intervention Orders (VIC)
  • Restraining Orders (NT, SA & WA)
  • Restraint Orders (TAS)

Read more about Family Violence Orders on the Family Law Courts website.

How we can help.

Accessible Family Law can help you obtain an Intervention Order quickly. We understand how daunting this process can be and we work to reduce the trauma for you, your children and your extended family.  

Please call us on (03) 7002 6222 or send us an email enquiry today. 

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