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Domestic Violence: What Does the Law Say?

Domestic violence can take on different forms. It can be physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, psychological, or economic abuse. If you find yourself in a situation where you fear for your safety and wellbeing, please reach out and find help. You’re not alone and your story deserves to be heard. Having a reputable Domestic Violence Lawyers by your side who will champion your case and give you the justice you deserve is critical. 

Domestic Violence

Defining Family Violence

Recently, the correlation between family law and family violence has taken center stage. In 2011, the concept of family violence stated in the Family Law Act of 1975 was amended to include coercion and control concepts. Furthermore, abuse against children was also amended to include ‘serious psychological harm’. Furthermore, it stipulates examples of behaviors that the Family Law Act considers as violent, such as:

  • Assault
  • Sexual assault 
  • Denying a family member the chance to work and enjoy financial freedom
  • Withholding financial support to meet the reasonable living expenses of the family
  • Stalking
  • Intentionally killing or injuring an animal
  • Intentionally destroying property
  • Repeated derogatory taunts
  • Unlawfully denying a family member liberty
  • Preventing the family member from making connections with relatives and friends 
  • Disallowing cultural practices 
  • Exposing any children to the above behaviours

Seeking Help from an Experienced Lawyer 

You need experienced Family Lawyers Sydney when you seek intervention orders for your dire conditions. Remember, you possess the innate power to change your terrible situation by asking for help from the right people. Usually, your precarious situation is dealt with by criminal lawyers in the Magistrates Courts, along with the police. Since these orders become part of family law matters, they can impact parental custody and property proceedings. This is why, if you are experiencing domestic or family violence, you need experienced Domestic Violence Lawyers to advocate your case.

In some cases where the Magistrate has already released a decision, you can be given a chance to contest the intervention order. However, the other party and yourself may not be permitted to re-agitate those issues in court. The only exception is if you have new evidence to present that can influence the preliminary findings. If you need help, get in touch with our team at Platinum Lawyers for a consultation, which shall remain confidential. 

Give Us a Call for Assistance

We are happy to give you assistance and help with your intervention order proceedings. Sometimes, this can also influence property disputes and child custody cases. Our team of Experienced Sydney Lawyers are well-versed with the letter of the law. We are also sensitive to issues regarding domestic violence for male, female and children. 

Your case may be complex and challenging, depending on the evidence documented and presented. As such, getting sound legal advice on your personal matters will be highly beneficial. Be very cautious in selecting the right attorney to champion your case. An experienced firm with a strong command of family law will give you the best resolution. Call us at Platinum Lawyers. We have experienced Domestic Violence and Family Lawyers who will gladly help you. Reach out to our team today at (02) 8084 2764 to discuss your situation.

 

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