Lawyers can provide advice and assistance in helping you to negotiate the complex and sometimes confusing aspects and interaction of the family law system and Victoria’s family violence protection regime. Victoria Police will provide a police prosecutor or lawyer for criminal or civil matters reported to Victoria Police.
For other advice, lawyers are to be independently engaged and can assist with safety planning and holistic strategy in relation to:
- Family law matters
- Child support agency
- Family violence intervention orders
- Criminal complaint options
- Child protection concerns
- Designing safety plans
- Referring to domestic family violence support services, refuges, etc. as appropriate.
Lawyers can help you in drafting statements, gathering evidence and planning for court appearances, as well as helping with varying and applying for a family violence intervention order.
Reviewed 21 December 2021