Family Violence & Avo's
Family Violence & AVO's
The Family Law Act says that violence can be any violent, threatening or other behaviour that controls or coerces a member of the person’s family or causes the family member to be fearful. It extends to physical, emotional, psychological and sexual abuse.
If you are in immediate danger, your first point of contact should be the police. To discuss your legal options, contact our team of experienced Sydney family lawyers to help you in these difficult times.
What is Family Violence?
What Is An AVO?
How Can You Be Protected?
The Family Law Act 1975 and NSW Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 provide a range of methods for the Court to deal with family violence matters.
In NSW, individuals who have experienced domestic violence and children at risk of being exposed to domestic violence are entitled to protection.
If you are in circumstances where you or your children are being threatened or feel unsafe, the police should be your first point of contact. Protection orders can be obtained from the local Court quickly. Alternatively, a family violence order may be sought through the Family Court of Australia.
Domestic Violence Orders and Protection Orders provide that a person must not:
Additionally, such orders may:
An Injunction May Also Be Ordered By Either The Federal Circuit Court Of Australia Or The Family Court Of Australia