Domestic Violence and Family Violence
When it comes to Domestic Violence and Family Violence, our team of lawyers provide practical and useful legal advice to achieve the best outcome under the circumstances and represent both Applicants and Respondents in the Court process from start to finish.
A domestic violence event on top of the trauma occasioned with such an event, can bring about serious changes to the lives of the parties involved. This can include restraining orders from the police or Court orders that prevent the parties involved from being able to speak, contact and see each other. In some cases restraining orders can include children as well. This can be a dramatic and unexpected change for the parties involved.
You need a trusted, experienced and understanding lawyer to help you navigate your way through these issues to get you the best outcome available in the circumstances. Our lawyer’s practice in both Criminal Law and Family Law, so you can rest easy knowing your lawyer understands the bigger picture and can provide you with practical guidance with criminal law and family law matters.
Our team of lawyers are committed to providing you with first-class legal advice and legal representation at an affordable rate. In certain circumstances, we can offer a fixed fee depending on your matter otherwise we will provide you with an estimate of your costs ahead of time.
Free 30 Minute Domestic Violence Consultation
We provide a free 30 minute phone consultation with one of our solicitors where we will obtain your instructions and give you our qualified legal opinion on your matter. During this consultation, we will provide you with written information about the costs and the range of outcomes they are applicable. We will discuss some general strategies with you as it pertains to your matter to help you improve your situation so you have a clear understanding of how we can best serve your needs.
After the initial consultation, you can decide if you wish to proceed with our services by returning our client agreement. If you decide to retain us, one of our lawyers will be assigned to your matter and you will have direct access to our staff and your assigned lawyer.
Once retained, we can then start preparing for your matter without delay.
Services We Offer For Domestic and Family Violence
Drafting an Application for a Restraining Order
Our lawyers will obtain your instructions and draft your Application for submission for restraining orders in the local Magistrates’ Court.
This application for restraining orders will be supported on a factual basis, by the information you provide to us in support of your application for restraining orders in order to protect you and your loved ones. Our lawyers will then appear on your behalf at the first Court hearing to ensure your application is well-positioned and you have a strong advocate who understands how to address the legal requirements of a restraining order application, what the issues at law are, and what matters need to be addressed.
Contesting a Domestic Violence Restraining Order Made Against You
If you are the Respondent to an application and summons, meaning that you have been served with paperwork giving you a date to appear in Court, then it is imperative that you act without delay.
Our lawyers will provide you with sound legal advice, can represent you at the Court hearing and ensure that you have competent advice on the laws that are impacting your life. We ensure that you are receiving objective and qualified legal advice.
You may have the best intentions to represent yourself, but you are unlikely to give yourself objective advice, understand the relative questions that the law requires, understand how case law interacts with statutory law or to have the years of education and training that a qualified lawyer has. Our lawyers will to inform you of the substantive and procedural laws surrounding domestic violence and any potential restraining orders you may face. Our lawyers will provide you with a legal strategy and present you with your options and obligations in contesting any restraining order application or complying with Court Orders.
Call us today and with your instructions our lawyers can help you prepare for your appearance and assist you to achieve the best outcome available in the circumstances.
Preparation of Court Documentation for Mention or Final Hearing
With your instructions, our lawyers can prepare an Affidavit in support for a mention or for a final hearing or trial.
Attending Court Hearings
Our lawyers can prepare for and attend Court dates, including a final hearing and trial.
My Legal Crunch also provides advice on existing Court Orders in addition to appearing for both Applicants and Respondents. Our lawyers can provide advice on extraneous issues which form part of Court Orders for family and domestic violence matters, such as, criminal charges for breach of Orders or assault matters, practical advice on counselling and undertaking a course of action to improve your circumstances, child and parenting arrangements, visa disputes and property disputes.
If you require further assistance, call us today to speak with a lawyer to learn about your rights.
To learn more, see our other sections on Intervention Orders:
- Intervention Orders in Victoria – Frequently Asked Questions
- Domestic Violence Frequently Asked Questions and Resources
- Violence Intervention Orders – Application & Summons Frequently Asked Questions
- How a Violence Intervention Order can affect you – Part 1
- How a Violence Intervention Order can affect you – Part 2
- How a Violence Intervention Order can affect you – Part 3
- Victoria Intervention Orders – 5 Mistakes to avoid
We can offer you a fixed fee affordable legal service when it comes to Intervention Orders. Speak with one of our lawyers today to learn more.
Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation
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