If you have immediate concerns for your or your family's safety you should contact 000. We offer all new clients a 30 minute initial consultation during which we can discuss your concerns and provide you with information, referrals and advice as appropriate.
Once you have an application on foot, the process will depend on a number of factors. You should make an appointment with one of our lawyers to obtain advice specific to your circumstances. We can assist you with representation at Court and preparation of materials.
It is important that you seek legal advice about your position as soon as possible. We can provide you with information about the courses of action available to you, give you legal advice about your position, provide representation at Court and assist preparation of materials.
Yes, there are two types of intervention orders in Victoria. These are Family Violence Intervention Orders and Personal Safety Intervention Orders. We regularly assist clients dealing with either type of intervention order.
What does this mean and can you help?
If you are a party to a Family Violence Intervention Order and do not have a private lawyer, the Court will order that Legal Aid assign you with legal representation for the purpose of cross examination at the Contested Hearing. The Contested Hearing is the final stage of the intervention order application, where evidence will be heard and challenged in Court, and the Magistrate will make a decision whether or not an intervention order is required, and if so, in what terms and conditions. You may be required to make a contribution to the cost of your legal representation directly to Legal Aid. Make an appointment with us today to discuss avenues of funding available to you.