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Contesting the Order If the Respondent does not agree to the Intervention Order being made, and the parties do not agree on an undertaking, then the Respondent can contest the Intervention Order application. If the Respondent contests the Intervention Order, then the matter will move to......

Application for an Intervention Order The first stage of an Intervention Order is for the Protected Person (or victim) to make an application to the court. There are 2 types of Intervention Order applications – police applications, and non-police applications. A police application occurs when......

Family violence in Victoria is legally defined by Section 5 of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008. The law defines family violence very broadly and includes: Physical abuse (e.g. hitting, punching, slapping, kicking); Sexual abuse (e.g. sexual assault, rape, sexually coercive behaviour, sexually degrading insults); Emotional and......

What should I do if I want to move with my children? If your child lives with you and you need to relocate, you should speak with the other parent first. You should discuss your proposal for relocation with the other parent including the proposed......

What is a Recovery Order? If your ex-partner has relocated with your child or has overheld your child and has not obtained your permission first, your lawyer can file an Application with the Court seeking a Recovery Order for the child to be returned to......

The aftermath of the breakdown of a relationship can be difficult to navigate. This is why we’ve compiled a list of ten things you should do after separation to help point you in the right direction. Look after yourself. The breakdown of a relationship and......

If your de facto relationship has broken down after 1 March 2009, you can apply to the Family Court or the Federal Circuit Court to have your financial matters determined in the same way as if you were married to your former partner. However, before......

Trying to determine whether or not you are in a de facto relationship can be a difficult task. For married couples, a marriage ceremony clearly indicates when the parties’ relationship falls under the Family Law Act. However, there is no clear marker that signifies when......