Intervention Orders

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.

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.

Where to from here?

Contact us to discuss how we can assist you with your family law matter.

Book an Initial Consultation – We sit down with you for 90 minutes to gain a thorough understanding of your needs and your matter.

Attend a Free Family Law Seminar – Held in the Melbourne CBD, this is your chance to build your legal knowledge, get an understanding of the court process and ask questions to our lawyers before making any decisions.

Get Started Online – Ready to make a start? Answer a few questions and get a free personalised information pack tailored to your family law issue. We can also assemble your relationship history, which will help us reduce costs if you book in for an appointment.

Why choose Carew Counsel Solicitor?


We are experts - we know the law, work in family law every day and are familiar with the type of decisions the court makes.

We give you honest, upfront and detailed advice from the start.

We empower you, by helping you understand the system, the options and the advantages and disadvantages of different options.

We have experience working with a range of experts in family law, meaning that when you need outside assistance, such as valuations or accountancy advice, we can engage professionals who best suit your individual circumstances.

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Contact us today and discover how we can assist with your family law matter.