An intervention order is made by a Magistrate for the purposes of stopping someone from behaving in a way that makes another feel unsafe. A person can obtain an intervention order to protect them from all forms of family violence as well as stalking behaviour.
Family violence is harmful behaviour which can include physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional or psychological abuse and financial abuse. A family violence intervention order operates to protect a person from a family member who is using violence against them. It can be used to protect children, property or people supporting the protected person.
Our team can provide guidance and help you through the process of obtaining a family violence intervention order. We can also assist people who have been served with an intervention order and wish to oppose it.
If you have been served with an intervention order, it is vital that you obtain legal advice as soon as possible prior to the court date as an order can have a significant effect on any family law proceedings or pending family law negotiations.