Family Law Services
Domestic and family violence, and ADVOs
Domestic and family violence can take many forms, and be committed by a partner, carer or family member. It involves any behaviour that is intended to control, dominate or frighten, and includes assault (physical or sexual), psychological or emotional abuse, financial abuse, verbal abuse, intimidation, and harassment. It can also involve abuse of pets and damage to property.
Laws, processes and services are in place to help people subjected to violent and unacceptable behaviour and to protect you and your children, pets and property.
To help you avoid the worry and stress, as well as significant legal costs, of deciding how your assets will be distributed should your relationship end, we can also advise you on making a binding financial agreement. These can be made, both before and after you begin living with your partner or spouse, and also after a relationship or marriage ends.