Domestic Violence or Abuse

If you are the victim of domestic violence or abuse, Armstrong Family Law can advise and represent you in relation to this, including dealing with applications to the Family Court for domestic violence injunctions and other related issues.

Domestic abuse involves more than just violence. There are many cases where there is no physically abuse, but one party is still abusive to the other. Abuse can be emotional, psychological, financial or sexual in nature. It can include coercive control, harassment, stalking and many other types of unacceptable behaviour.

Applications can be made to the Family Court for Non-Molestation Orders (to prevent further abuse and violence) and/or Occupation Orders to force a violent or aggressive person to vacate the house or to stay away from the property. Orders can then be enforced, if necessary, by the police and by the court.

Armstrong Family Law can also advise you in relation to to other related issues, such as disputes about finances or children, which can sometimes be the root cause of the problem, and help you to take urgent steps to ensure your safety while not overlooking the other issues.

If you have been accused of domestic violence, Armstrong Family Law can advise you how to respond to the allegations and can represent you in any Family Court proceedings brought against you for an injunction.

Victims of domestic abuse are often eligible for legal aid to cover their legal fees. Unfortunately, in common with most solicitors, Armstrong Family Law does not undertake legal aid work. If you want to check if you may be eligible for legal aid, click here.

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