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Specialist in Restraining Orders and Family Law

Welcome to Thexton Lawyers, specialists in family law and restraining orders. Our accomplished and experienced family violence lawyers provide representation for everything from Applicants and Respondents to Intervention Orders (IVOs), Apprehended Violence Order (AVOs) and Domestic Violence Orders (DVOs).

We further conduct a very large number of family law matters and appear and give advice on breach of Intervention Orders, stalking and criminal matters. We understand the impact and implications restraining orders of all types can have on your family law proceedings, and are aware of their use for sometimes tactical purposes.

For more information on our national family law practice and how we can help you, please visit our website at www.familylegal.com.au. For assistance with any criminal law matters, please visit our website at www.crimlegal.com.au

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Intervention Orders

We have experience of appearing in many hundreds of Intervention Order applications for applicants, respondents and in relation to criminal charges for breach of Intervention Orders.

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Breach of Order

We take enquiries and provide free initial advice over the telephone in respect of being interviewed by Police and in relation to charges received for any breach of an Order – call now on 1300 388 298.

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When can an Order be made?

An Order can be made in a Local/Magistrates Court if the Magistrate is satisfied that the Applicant has reasonable grounds to fear, and in fact fears, any of the following:

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Court Undertaking

By providing an Undertaking to the Court that you will not assault, harass or intimidate the Applicant you can avoid the imposition of an Intervention Order completely.

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What types of Order can be made?

The Magistrate may make Orders that:

  • Restrict the Respondent approaching the Applicant;
  • Restrict the Respondent going to the residence, workplace, place of education or other place frequented by the Applicant;
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Consequences

Domestic violence may allow the victim to seek compensation from the Victims Compensation Tribunal.  If an award of compensation is made, the Tribunal may seek contribution from the violent spouse.

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