Domestic violence is indiscriminate and can affect anyone. The law recognises that personal safety and freedom is important, and domestic and family violence is unacceptable behavior that should not be tolerated in society. Examples of domestic violence are:
- Physical or sexual abuse;
- Emotional or psychological abuse;
- Economic abuse or threat;
- Coercion, control or dominance over another person to cause that person to fear for their safety or wellbeing or that of someone else.
If you feel you may be experiencing domestic violence, one of our experienced lawyers can:
- Apply for a Protection Order;
- Represent you in Court;
- Assist with parenting arrangements if you have children;
- Ensure you receive child support if you have children;
- Apply for Legal Aid if eligible.
If a domestic violence order has been sought against you, one of our experienced lawyers can advise you on your options, including consenting to an order without admission, or opposing the order and having the matter heard by a Magistrate.
As a social worker, mediator and family lawyer, Judy Stewart is experienced in the issues surrounding domestic violence and can help navigate you through this delicate and emotional path.
Contact us to arrange an appointment with an accredited family law specialist or an experienced solicitor to obtain advice about domestic violence.