Are you subject to repeated derogatory taunts?
Do you feel like your partner or spouse has prevented you from keeping in contact with your family, friends or culture?
Have you been living with someone who unreasonably withholds financial support from you when you need it or prevents you from having your own financial independence?
In Australia all of these behaviours are recognised by the law as examples of family violence. So, if you answered yes to any of these questions then you could be regarded as experiencing family violence.
Today, family violence is widely accepted to mean violent, threatening or other behaviours by one person that coerces or controls another family member or causes that other family member to be fearful.
How we can help
Our trusted family & domestic violence lawyers are here to help you through these times and provide sensitive guidance and support. We understand how difficult it can be to leave a relationship when you are experiencing family violence. We appreciate the shame and stigma that you may be feeling at this time.
If you are worried about your family’s situation, your children or your own safety you can be confident that at Doolan Wagner Family Lawyers your fears will be taken seriously. And you can rest assured that you will receive our very best personal attention and our full commitment to your family law matter.
Doolan Wagner Family Lawyers are also strong advocates. We will not falter when you need solid and expert court representation.
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You may be facing allegations that you have perpetrated family violence or you may even be subject to an AVO, bond or undertaking that restricts your behaviour or prevents you from spending time with your children. Some of you may be required to participate in anger management courses or attend specific therapy and you don’t really know why or you want to make sure that the Court hears the full picture.
Being accused of “acting out”, making one or two mistakes which you later regret or facing continuing obstacles and criticism when your intimate relationship breaks down is painful and frustrating. This is especially so when your children are involved.
Our experienced domestic & family violence lawyers can help you navigate this difficult path and, we can clearly explain all the options that may be available to you to make your situation better.