Domestic Violence & AVOs

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Domestic Violence & AVO’S

Recent studies show that domestic violence is more widespread in our community than previously perceived. Domestic violence does not just affect parents but may also have a very harmful impact upon children.

If you are in a relationship that is affected by domestic violence, it is important that you first inform the Police, particularly if you have any concerns for your safety or the safety of your children.

Unfortunately, if you are a victim of domestic violence, domestic violence or the threat of domestic violence can make it more difficult for you to separate or to exercise your legal rights and entitlements. Speaking to a Family Law expert at Selvaggio Lawyers will help you through this difficult time.

At Selvaggio Lawyers, we can help you apply for Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs) from the Court that can prohibit your ex-partner or spouse from continuing their behaviour towards you and your children. We will also ensure that arrangements sought for your children complement any AVO order. Our Family Law team can also recommend a variety of support services if required.

If you have been accused or charged with an AVO we can also assist you. Please contact us urgently.

The Family Law team at Selvaggio Lawyers are experienced in domestic violence and AVO cases. We are here to help you when you need it most, offering expert legal advice in language that you can understand, with no legal jargon.

The Family Law team deals with all domestic violence cases with sensitivity and discretion. The team at Selvaggio Lawyers always promise to provide clients with expert advice and guidance during such a sensitive time.

If you would like to speak to our Family lawyers regarding a domestic violence situation or would like to learn more about AVOs, contact us today. We will be able to arrange a confidential consultation with our Family Law team.

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