Courts in Victoria can issue an Intervention Order to protect a person or more than one person from another  individual who engages in certain kinds of behaviour. Some of the behaviours that might be regarded as family  violence are behaviours that are: 

  • Physically, verbally or sexually abusive; 
  • Emotionally or psychologically abusive; 
  • Economically abusive;  
  • Threatening; 
  • Causing the death or injury of an animal (regardless if the animal belongs to the family member) Controlling or dominating towards another person or members of the family causing them to feel  concerned for their protection or well-being. 

Family violence also includes any of the above behaviour that causes a child to be present or be exposed to the  effects of the behaviour referred above. If you are subject to the above abuses, you should consider reporting the  matter to the Police or getting advice from one of our lawyers. 

We can help you to apply to the court for an Intervention Order to protect you if you have been subjected to  family violence or threatened in some way. An application can also be made by the Police. 

We can also assist If you if have been served with an Intervention Order. 

As Intervention Orders are civil in nature, the requirement of proof is lower than in criminal matters. There is no obligation for the Magistrate to consider that the violence occurred ‘beyond a sufficient doubt– they make their decision only on a ‘balance out of probabilities.

  1. Applying for Intervention Order

We help you to apply to the Court for an Intervention Order to protect you if you have been subjected to family violence or threatened in some way. An application can also be made by the Police.

  1. Contesting Intervention Order

If you have been served with a Provisional Intervention Order, we frequently contest the Application for Involvement Order. 

A Will is a written document that gives directions for the person or organization distributing your property about what you want to happen to your property after you die and how this is to occur. 

A Will is an important estate planning document with directions for distribution of the estate after the death of the  person writing the Will. If a person does not have a Will, the property gets distributed according to the State or  Territory intestacy laws. 

A Will will help you to communicate your final wishes about the distribution of your assets, debts, belongings and  other business or family needs.  

A Will can be produced by anyone aged over 18 who has mental capacity. 

At Ghothane Lawyers, our team can assist you in providing clear and considerate advice on all aspects of will  and estate planning and help you draft your Will.