Intervention Order Lawyers

Month: January 2020

Family Violence Safety Notice

Intervention Orders: Family Violence Safety Notice What is a Family Violence Safety Notice? A Family Violence Safety Notice (“Safety Notice”) provides urgent, temporary protection for an Affected Family Member (“AFM”), their property and/or their children. A Safety Notice serves to protect an AFM before an Intervention Order application is heard in Court. A police officer …

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Orders For Counselling

Intervention Orders: Orders for Counselling What Orders Can the Court Make About Counselling In certain circumstances, a male Respondent to a final Family Violence Intervention Order (“FVIO”) may be ordered to attend counselling. The purpose of the counselling order is to increase the Respondent’s accountability and encourage a change of behaviour. Counselling orders can only …

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Breach Of A Family Violence Intervention Order

Intervention Orders: Breach of A Family Violence Intervention Order What happens when a Intervention Order is Breached? If a Respondent breaches a condition of an Interim or Final Family Violence Intervention Order (“Order”) or Family Violence Safety Notice (“Notice”), the police may charge the person with a criminal offence. Although intervention orders are a civil …

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Appealing An Intervention Order

Intervention Orders: Appealing an Intervention Order When Can an Intervention Order be appealed The Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic) imposes four restrictions on appealing a family violence intervention order: In certain circumstances, a court may order a respondent to an intervention order to attend counselling. Only the respondent is permitted to appeal against the …

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The Intersections With Family Law

Intervention Orders: The intersections with family law When Family Violence has an Impact Upon Family Law The reality is that there is often a correlation between the breakdown of a relationship and a spike in family violence incidents, which have a significant impact upon the adults and children concerned. Even children who aren’t direct witnesses …

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