Family violence is defined within the Family Law Act 1975 (FLA) as violent, threatening or other behaviour by a person that coerces or controls a member of the person’s family or causes the family member to be fearful. It can extend to physical, sexual, emotional or psychological abuse. It can include behaviour such as restricting access to money, to family members or to cultural support, or limiting social independence.
It is important to address this following separation and particularly when children are involved as exposing a child/children to this can be regarded as child abuse.
WHY DO YOU NEED A DOMESTIC/FAMILY VIOLENCE MATTER?
Bryden Lawyers can provide you with advice on how domestic or family violence can affect your family law matter and the orders you are seeking.
WHAT WILL THE FAMILY LAWYER ORGANISE FOR YOU?
Brydens Lawyers an assist with negotiations, the drafting of an agreement or prepare your matter for court. We can also arrange family therapy, counselling or other services for you as well as seek the appointment of an Independent Children’s Lawyer if there are is a child/children involved.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT A FAMILY LAWYER?
You can consult a family lawyer at any stage. However, if you feel an imminent risk or possible harm, please contact the police.
WHAT ARE THE
The legal fee varies on a case by case basis and is dependent upon the age of your children, the instructions you provide to the family lawyer and the nature of the work to be undertaken.
To find out more, contact our office to discuss your matter further.
WHY ARE BRYDEN’S LAWYERS THE RIGHT REPRESENTATION FOR YOU?
Brydens Lawyers provide you with honest and concise advice and provide you with all the information you need when it comes to the parenting arrangements for your child/children at a reasonable cost.
Brenden, a client of our Family Law division.