Domestic Violence and the Law in NSW – Legal Options for You

Thurlow Fisher LawyersDomestic violence is extremely prevalent in Australia, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 14 men have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner since the age of 15. 23% of women and 14% of men have experienced emotional abuse by a current or previous partner (see Australian Institute of Health and Welfare).

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and interested in seeking advice, understanding the legal options available to you is critical.

Forms of Domestic Violence
Domestic and family violence can include (but not limited to) coercive and controlling behaviour, physical violence, sexual violence, emotional abuse, stalking, technology facilitated abuse, and financial abuse (See All forms of domestic violence are criminalised in NSW, and our family lawyers can assist you in taking action.

Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs)
Under the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007, senior police officers are authorised to issue provisional ADVOs swiftly, even before a court appearance by the accused. These orders can impose significant restrictions without the consent of the accused. Our family lawyers can protect your rights and safety in the event that your ADVO is contested.

Contact us today
If you find yourself in any type of domestic violence or family conflict and you need advice, you are not alone. Our team is here to help you understand your rights, navigate the legal process, and achieve the best possible outcome. Call Thurlow Fisher Lawyers now on 9708 2222 to schedule your consultation.