Family violence is a serious matter.
Under the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic), family violence is behaviour by a person towards a family member that is physically or sexually abusive, emotionally or psychologically abusive, economically abusive, threatening, coercive, controlling, dominating or inducing of fear. Importantly, causing a child to witness the perpetration of these behaviours also constitutes family violence.
Family violence intervention orders are State court orders that prohibit family violence and restrict a defendant’s conduct.
Taussig Cherrie Fildes assists clients who wish to apply, or have applied, for family violence intervention orders. This includes advice and representation at court. We also act for clients who are defending an application.
The protection of children from family violence, including exposure to family violence, is one of the legislative objectives in children’s matters. It is one of the primary considerations of the courts. At Taussig Cherrie Fildes, our lawyers are aware of the impact of family violence in children’s matters.