FAMILY VIOLENCE INTERVENTION ORDERS
A family violence Intervention order (FVIO) may be known as a domestic violence order (DVO), intervention order, protection order, family violence order (FVO) or a violence restraining order (VRO) in other states and territories.
A family violence intervention order is one type of intervention order that helps to protect a family member from another family member.
Applying for an intervention order or defending yourself against one can be a stressful and tense experience. Shane McClure acts and appears on behalf of APPLICANTS and RESPONDENTS in all Family Violence Intervention Order applications and hearings, and at each various hearing, right up to and including in Contested Hearings.
Shane McClure has 10+ years of experience looking after clients and their intervention orders.
Utilising his experience and skills as a mediator, irrespective of whether you are an applicant seeking the protection of an order for yourself and your children, or the respondent to a family violence intervention order, Shane McClure can advise you of options and represent you at all hearings, including mentions, directions hearings, and contested hearings.
What do you mean by ‘family members’?
In applications for a family violence intervention order, family members are defined as:
- people who share an intimate personal relationship – for example, married, de facto or domestic partners – whether or not there is a sexual relationship
- parents and children, including step-children
- relatives by birth, marriage or adoption
- people you treat like a family member – for example, a carer, guardian or person who is related to you within the family structure of your culture.
- The law also protects a person from anyone who was a family member in the past, including ex-partners.
What is family violence?
It is is harmful behaviour by a person that is used to control, threaten, force or dominate a family member through fear. It includes:
- physical abuse, such as hitting or pushing a person
- sexual abuse, such as forcing a person to have sex
- emotional or psychological abuse, such as controlling who a person can see and when
- financial or economic abuse, such as controlling a person’s money without their consent
- controlling behaviour, such as forcing a family member into a marriage.
- Property damage
It is also behaviour that makes a family member fear for the safety of:
- their property
- another family member
- an animal.
- If a child hears, sees or is around family violence in any way, they are also covered by the law.
This includes if a child:
- comforts or helps a family member who has been physically or emotionally abused
- sees property in the family home that has been damaged through family violence or is at a family violence incident when the police arrive.
If you feel that you are exposed to a threat
Call the Police first. After you are safe, call Shane. The process looks easy, but from experience, people do unwitting legal mistakes without professional help, which may affect the application in the future. Shane will listen to you patiently and customise a creative set of future actions. Shane is professionally known as a highly supportive lawyer, praised by many colleagues towards his approach to victims of family violence.
Shane is an emotionally and financially supportive professional. He will give you advice about keeping safe (and your children, if any), and give you the best and affordable advice on your initial interview with the court registrar or Police, and any future court appearances.
If you are a Respondent, or potential respondent to an Intervention Order
If you have an Order (real or fabricated) against you, take immediate professional help to make matters better for you.
You may wish to challenge the terms and allegations or accept the order. In either case, you need a proficient lawyer by your side, especially if there are children involved, property issues and threats to your livelihood, to guide you through the complexities.
WHY HIRE SHANE?
Applying for a family violence intervention order or defending yourself against one can be a stressful and tense experience. Shane McClure acts and appears on behalf of APPLICANTS and RESPONDENTS in all Family Violence Intervention Order applications and hearings, and at each various hearing, right up to and including in Contested Hearings.
Family Violence is unfortunately on the rise. Irrespective of whether you are the victim or the defendant, Shane is on your side and fights until the best judgement is delivered.
Be it a contested court hearing, securing you and your child’s safety, future and mental peace, or helping you with a cross application order against the accuser, Shane is the humane, assertive and intellectually rebellious lawyer you deserve. Shane is also an advocate of various ways of Mediation, which he believes to be a better option for most.
Shane McClure has over ten years of experience looking after clients and their intervention orders. His client testimonials reveal his adeptness in dealing with both applicants and respondents and giving them his neutral legal acumen. Utilising his experience and skills as a mediator, irrespective of whether you are an applicant seeking the protection of an order for yourself and your children, or the respondent to a personal safety intervention order, Shane McClure can advise you of options and represent you at all hearings, including mentions, directions hearings, and contested hearings.
Shane McClure regularly appears in all Victorian courts and can plan and prepare your case to enable you to obtain the best possible result. Shane McClure serves all areas of Victoria and can represent you. Click here to contact us and make an enquiry. Shane McClure has the experience, understanding and compassion to help you.
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