Domestic violence is a serious matter. If you have any immediate fears for your safety, or that of your children, please contact the police for assistance and/or protection.
There are many different forms of domestic violence and abuse, and unfortunately some relationship breakdowns are affected by this issue. At Karen L Haga & Associates we can assist in a number of ways. For example, we can help you to apply for an Apprehended Violence Order that prohibits your ex partner or spouse from coming within a certain distance of you or your family if you are the victim of domestic violence. We can also recommend a number of support services and temporary refuges that may be able to help you.
On the other hand, some relationship breakdowns are marred by allegations of abuse that are unfounded and in this instance we can help to defend an application for an AVO that has been made against you.
If you are in a relationship affected by domestic violence it is important to discuss the issues in detail with your lawyer. We understand how difficult this can be, but we can help.