What is an Intervention Order?
Intervention Orders are civil orders that prohibit a person from committing a certain action against you. These actions can include violence, property damage and restrictions on publishing information in relation to you or another person under your application.
This process is central to many family law disputes. Our experienced team of lawyers can advise you on how an order will affect your family law matters and vice versa. For more information about obtaining intervention orders in Melbourne, please get in touch with our team. We can assist, and take out all of the confusion that can come from applying for an intervention order.
There are two types:
- Personal Safety Intervention Order – These are for incidences that do not involve a member of your family, such as a neighbour or work colleague. A personal safety intervention order is issued by a magistrate to protect an individual from mental or physical harm from somebody whom is not a family member. There are conditions and rules tied to the order that must be followed by the recipient. Read further regarding the Stalking Intervention Orders Act 2008 (Vic).
- Family Violence Intervention Order – Where your matter involves harassment from a family member, partner or relative. The violence intervention order is designed to protect an individual from mental or physical harm from a member of their own family. This order includes conditions against sexual abuse and financial harm. Read further regarding the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (VIC).
We can help
If you have been served with an application for an intervention order in Melbourne, or you are the applicant, we can advise you of your options and the likely outcome of your case.
It is important to have somebody assist you at Court because it is very difficult to talk directly to the other party in order to negotiate an outcome.
Our solicitors regularly appear at all Magistrates Court across Victoria to conduct hearings. We can advise you on the evidence and the process which you will go through should you require an intervention order, or have been served with paperwork seeking that you attend court.
What are the outcomes?
Intervention Orders may be resolved by negotiation with the other party and with both persons consent. It can resolve by way of the Respondent Consenting without admissions or by way of undertaking, or by way of withdrawal. If it cannot be resolved with the other party, it may run to a contested hearing where both parties will be required to give evidence before a Judge.
The outcome will depend upon the attitude of the parties throughout the court process, and the negotiations conducted with the other party.
Who can apply for an intervention order application?
Any person can obtain an applications for intervention orders in Victoria should they feel in fear of their safety. In circumstances where the court considers that a person is in danger, they will make an interim order without the respondent present. This will then be served upon the Respondent.
Our intervention orders in Melbourne are payable by lump sum costs and our solicitors can discuss our fees with you at our first free interview.
Get in touch
If you would like to book a first interview with one of our solicitors, please contact our intake officer so that you can best be matched to a solicitor that best suits your needs. If you would like more information about how to obtain an personal safety intervention order, or a family violence intervention order application, we are also more than happy to take speak with you.
Call us directly on 1300 1 LEGAL to discuss intervention orders in Melbourne with us today.
We can cater for intervention orders Melbourne and Victoria wide at our four offices, located in Fitzroy, Moonee Ponds, Newport and Sunshine. So you shouldn’t have to come too far to meet with us.