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Intervention Orders

At Carew Counsel, our lawyers are here to work with you and for you. When it comes to dealing with intervention orders, we are here to support you through all stages of the process.

Carew Counsel’s solicitors are experienced in Intervention Order matters and all matters involving family violence.

Under the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 ‘family violence’ is broadly conceived and covers behaviour including:

  • Threats;
  • Physical and sexual abuse;
  • Psychological abuse;
  • Economic abuse;
  • Damage to property or threats to damage property;
  • Harm to pets; and
  • Behaviour which is coercive, or controlling which puts a family member in fear for their own or another’s safety and wellbeing. Exposing children to family violence is itself family violence.

If you or children have been victims of family violence Carew Counsel will provide appropriate advice and representation.

Dependent upon your particular circumstances it may be that you seek the protection of an Intervention Order in the Magistrates Court of Victoria.

Intervention orders exist to protect victims from family violence

The Magistrates Court has the power to make Intervention Orders which may include conditions prohibiting the perpetrator of the family violence (known as the respondent) from attending where you live or work or go to school, prohibit the respondent from contacting you or the children, prohibit the respondent from having a third party contact you or the children, revoke firearms licences, require the respondent to undergo counselling and so on.

In the event that an Application for an Intervention has been wrongly or inappropriately brought against you Carew Counsel will provide advice and representation to defend the Application or to come to a mediated or negotiated resolution.

Dependent upon a client’s particular circumstances Carew Counsel will also provide advice into remedies available under the Family Law Act 1975 in the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court in circumstances of family violence. Carew Counsel will also advise you of the implications of family violence in relation to broader family law matters.