When it comes to Family Violence we take a sensitive, empathetic and proactive approach. We understand that family violence is a serious and sensitive issue and all our consultations with you are held in confidence. If you are dealing with family violence, we know that your family law matters will be complex and will require our dedication and expertise. We will be there for you and will support you and your family during this difficult time.
When most people think of Family Violence they tend to think of physical and sexual abuse or threats, however Family violence includes and takes into consideration much more than you may expect.
Family Violence means violent, threatening or other behaviour by a person that coerces or controls a member of the person’s family (the family member), or causes the family member to be fearful and includes:
It is also considered to be Family Violence if a child is exposed to Family Violence such as if the child sees or hears family violence or otherwise experiences the effects of Family Violence.
Child Abuse is different to Family Violence because it relates directly to the abuse of a child (under the age of 18). In the Family Law Act 1975 the definition of Child Abuse includes:
We have assisted many people, regarding Family Violence and Child Abuse and have successfully protected and advocated their interests, needs and concerns. Please call us today for more information.
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