As lawyers, the team at Best Wilson Buckley will provide you with thorough and appropriate legal advice if you are experiencing domestic or family violence to help you navigate the system and protect yourself from ongoing violence.
For example, we can advise as to when and if it is appropriate to apply for a domestic violence order and the conditions of such an order. Conditions vary depending upon the facts of the matter, so it is important to know what to ask for and the likelihood of a court granting such conditions.
Local community legal centres can provide free advice if you cannot afford a solicitor.
Whilst we find many clients are aware of where they can turn for counselling, such as DV Connect or 1300 RESPECT, many are often unaware of the multitude of other supports that are available.
- Employers must provide a minimum of five days of unpaid family and domestic violence leave. Federal Parliament is presently considering whether this should be extended to 10 days paid leave.
- Most large banks have domestic violence programs offering financial assistance to clients.
- Local community organisations will often have food parcels or discounted food available for purchase.
- Access to refuges and other safe accommodation is offered by services such as DVConnect who support those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness as a result of domestic violence.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, reach out to one of our experienced family lawyers at Best Wilson Buckley Family Law for a confidential discussion.
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