Casey Family Lawyers

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Family Violence Lawyer & Intervention Orders

Offices in Narre Warren, Warragul & Online

Servicing Victoria, South East Melbourne Suburbs & Gippsland areas.

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Casey Family Lawyers are an experienced, professional and compassionate family violence lawyer in Melbourne with offices in Narre Warren and Warragul. We also offer online consultations, providing advice and representation in all aspects of family violence and intervention orders matters.

Understanding Family Violence

Family violence, also known as domestic violence, is abusive behaviours one family member or intimate partner uses to gain power and control over another. It is a serious and widespread issue affecting individuals of any age, gender, race, or socioeconomic background.

Family violence can occur within various relationships, including between spouses, dating partners, parents and children, siblings, or other family members living in separate households.

The abusive behaviours in family violence can take many forms, including:

  • Physical Abuse: This involves any physical violence or threat of violence on a family member.
  • Emotional Abuse: Emotional abuse undermines a person’s self-esteem and worth. It can include verbal insults, humiliation, constant criticism, and manipulation.
  • Psychological Abuse: This form of abuse includes tactics to instil fear or intimidation, such as threats, stalking, isolation from friends and family, or controlling a person’s actions and decisions.
  • Financial Abuse: When one partner controls the finances and economic resources, making it difficult for the other to access money or maintain financial independence.
  • Sexual Abuse: Sexual abuse within the family context involves non-consensual sexual activity or coercion, including rape or forced sexual acts.

Family violence can have severe and long-lasting effects on victims, impacting their physical and mental health, self-esteem, and overall well-being. It can also harm children who witness or experience abuse, leading to emotional and behavioural problems.

About family violence intervention orders

A family violence intervention order (IVO) is a legal document issued by a court to protect family members who have experienced family violence or are at risk of it.

Its purpose is to prevent the abusive person, known as the respondent, from continuing the violent behaviour, contacting or coming near the person seeking protection, known as the applicant.

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How Casey Family Lawyers can help

Legal Advice & Guidance

We can provide crucial legal advice and guidance to anyone experiencing family violence. We will explain the process of obtaining an intervention order, the available legal remedies, and the potential outcomes.

Assistance with Filing the IVO

In some circumstances we can help you prepare the necessary documentation and file the application to the court ensuring that all relevant information and evidence is included to strengthen the case.

Representation in Court

Casey Family Lawyers can represent you in court during the intervention order hearing. We can present the case, cross-examine witnesses if necessary, and advocate for your safety and best interests.

Modification or Extension IVO's

If the circumstances change or there is a need to modify or extend the intervention order, we can help with the necessary legal procedures.

Mediation and Negotiation

Mediation or negotiation between parties may be possible. We can represent your interests at mediation, if mediation is deemed appropriate or negotiate on your behalf to reach a resolution that ensures your safety and well-being.

Support and Empathy

Beyond the legal aspects, Casey Family Lawyers can provide emotional support and empathy if you're dealing with family violence. We create a safe and confidential space for you to share your experiences and concerns.

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Experienced family violence lawyers who care

Casey Family Lawyers provides advice, negotiation and litigation representation in all aspects of family law matters including family violence and intervention orders.

Having practised in the family law jurisdiction for more than ten years, our Principal Lawyer and Owner Kelly Beck understands how challenging and emotional family violence and intervention order matters can be.  

Trust Casey Family Lawyers to protect your rights, navigate complex legal matters, and work tirelessly with compassion to achieve realistic solutions and the best possible outcome for you and your family.

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FAQ

Common Family Violence & IVO Questions

Application for an IVO can be made by individual by applying with the Magistrates Court or if the police have become involved, the police may make the IVO application on your behalf. 

We can assist you by providing advice with making an IVO application if it is necessary in the circumstances.

An Interim Intervention Order is a temporary court order providing immediate protection to individuals at risk of family violence. It is issued until a full hearing takes place to decide on a final intervention order.  It offers immediate safety until the full hearing, where both parties present their cases for a final decision.

The court does not charge for applying for an IVO. Fees will be applicable if you engage a lawyer or solicitor on your behalf.

No, a Magistrate may decline an application for an order if they believe there is insufficient evidence of a threat or risk of harm.

No. An intervention order is not a criminal conviction and therefore won’t show up on an official police check. The IVO information is however available on the police database accessible by police.

Breaches of the Intervention Order may incur legal criminal consequences, such as fines or imprisonment.

Yes, you can apply to the court to modify the conditions of an existing Intervention Order if circumstances have changed.

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