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Intervention Orders

Regardless of your culture, age, sexual orientation or relationship status, family violence is not acceptable.

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If you are being subjected to family violence (referred to in law as ‘the affected family member’), an Intervention Order (IVO) will protect you and your family by placing conditions and restrictions on the person inflicting the violence (known in law as ‘the respondent’).

Intervention Orders

Regardless of your culture, age, sexual orientation or relationship status, family violence is not acceptable. If you are living with domestic, family or sexual violence your psychological and physical welfare are at significant risk. If there are children in your relationship, their safety and security is also in danger.

At Clancy & Triado, we will listen to your story, and offer you support and advice about how you can create a safer future for yourself and your children.


Intervention Orders (IVOs)

If you are living with domestic or family violence, it is essential that you seek protection immediately. This is particularly important to ensure your safety, and the safety of any other family members who are being affected by family violence.

If you are being subjected to family violence (referred to in law as ‘the affected family member’), an Intervention Order (IVO) will protect you and your family by placing conditions and restrictions on the person inflicting the violence (known in law as ‘the respondent’).

Clancy & Triado’s experienced family lawyers can help you obtain a family violence Intervention Order with the assistance of police or at a local Magistrates’ Court.

An IVO may direct the respondent:

  • against committing family violence
  • to leave the family home
  • to cease contact with you and any other affected family members by any means
  • not to approach your home or workplace of that of any other affected family members
  • not to be within 200 metres of you or any other affected family members

 
The Order can also prevent the Respondent from damaging your property and if he/she breaches the conditions of the IVO, the Victorian police can charge them with a criminal offence.

If children help a family member who has been abused, see damaged property in the home, or see or hear family violence, they will be deemed to have been affected by family violence and can be included on the Intervention Order.

 


The Family Violence Protection Act

The Family Violence Protection Act has recently been expanded to protect people from different types of family violence.

This includes:

  • Physical violence, where the behaviour of the Respondent is harmful and used to control, threaten, force or dominate a family member through fear;
  • Economic abuse;
  • Emotional or psychological abuse;
  • Sexual abuse, threats and coercion.

People who fear for the safety of their property, any other person, or their animals are also protected by the Family Violence Protection Act.

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Our Founder

In 1976, Patricia Clancy was building up her legal practice when Gough Whitlam's attorney-general Lionel Murphy changed the law.

It also changed her life.

Her firm Clancy and Triado went on to become one of the most prominent in the state handling divorce - notably for female clients - and custody cases.

Later, Clancy was awarded an Order of Australia for services to law, particularly family law.

The Whitlam period "was a very exciting time. Things a lot of people had objected to were so suddenly remedied at the stroke of a pen."

The legal changes fundamentally changed people's lives for the better, particularly women and children, she says.

"We will never go back to the appalling situation that existed before the act, whereby people were forced to stay in dreadful marriages".

Patricia Clancy AM, Founder
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