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Family Violence Lawyers

Get the Help You Deserve with Confidential Legal Support

Are you in a domestic violence situation and need a safe, confidential place to get legal advice?

We provide a cost-effective and supportive environment to help you obtain relevant court orders and ensure the safety of you and your children. Our team ensures you feel protected at all times, with our lawyers ready to assist you.

  • Advice to support your safety & your children’s safety: We provide expert advice to ensure the safety of you and your children, tailored to your specific situation.
  • Application for Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO): We assist you in the application process for Apprehended Violence Orders to ensure your safety and legal protection.
  • Handling breaches of AVOs: Our team provides support and legal action in response to any breaches of AVOs to maintain your security and peace of mind.
  • Guidance on options & support services: Our team offers guidance on available options and support services to help you make informed decisions.
  • Steps to take after leaving a violent situation: We outline the necessary steps to take after leaving a violent situation to help you move forward safely and confidently.

Here at Unified Lawyers, our experienced family lawyers are here to provide the vital support you need during this challenging time.

What Constitutes Domestic or Family Violence?

Are you facing domestic or family violence and need assistance figuring out how to proceed?

Domestic and family violence occurs when someone experiences or is exposed to behaviours from someone they live with or have a domestic relationship with, including:

  • Physical assault: Intentionally causing someone harm or injury by using force against them. Examples include behaviours such as hitting, punching, slapping, kicking, shoving or using a weapon.
  • Assault: An act of inflicting physical harm on another person either by threatening them or trying to do so. For instance threats, attempts to strike, or actual physical contact.
  • Stalking: Repeated, unwanted attention and surveillance that causes fear or distress. Examples include, following someone, sending unwanted messages, or spying on them.
  • Intimidation: Acts intended to frighten or coerce someone into doing or not doing something. This can be in the form of threats of violence, aggressive behaviour, or other forms of coercion.
  • Harassment: Persistent behaviour that causes distress or alarm, often involving unwanted contact. This involves repeated phone calls, emails, or public humiliation.
  • Financial abuse: Controlling or exploiting someone’s financial resources without their consent. For example taking control of bank accounts, withholding money, or running up debts in another person’s name.
  • Emotional or psychological abuse: Manipulative behaviour that harms someone’s mental well-being. This includes: verbal abuse, gaslighting, and constant criticism.
  • Coercive control (denied independence or autonomy): A pattern of behaviour aimed at controlling and restricting someone’s freedom and autonomy. Examples: isolating someone from friends and family, monitoring their activities, or dictating what they can and cannot do.

At Unified Lawyers we are here to help you through these difficult situations. Our expert family lawyers will support you through the whole process.

How Can Unified Lawyers Help with Domestic Violence Cases in Australia?

Client Testimonials and Reviews

  • Sarah Taylor

    During 2021 I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Antoinette Marie Gauci from Unified Family Lawyers.

    After meeting and consulting with more than one firm I choose to work with Antoinette as I navigated my separation and property settlement. From the initial appointment to final settlement I found Antoinette to be informative, supportive and fair in the advise she offered . I always felt as though my best interests were being highlighted and all of my communications were answered promptly.

    Apart from offering exceptional service I also felt that UFA was very reasonably priced.

    I would highly recommend working with Unified Family Lawyers.

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    Kat T

    I’m so thankful for the service provided by Unified Family Lawyers in regards to my family matter. Frances and Tania were exceptional in all areas – from being highly professional, empathetic, approachable and responsive to all my legal needs. Together they obtained the optimal outcome for me and now I have my life in order. I highly recommend.

  • Luci-Anne Kreller

    Would highly recommend Unified Lawyers. They were highly professional and compassionate, addressing challenging issues and working to resolve them. They were always available to assist and clarified complex processes.

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    jkravitz26

    Alex and Donna are unparalleled professionals and experts in their fields. If you are going through a difficult divorce, it can be really hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Alex and Donna have helped make this emotionally stressful time as easy as I think it can be with their down to earth and diligent communication. They take a lot of pride in their work and they are extremely talented and experienced. I genuinely feel like I am in very capable and caring hands. I can’t be any more grateful to them and the whole Unified Family Lawyers team. If you want someone on your side, you need to speak to Alex and Donna!

  • Kristenn Wong

    Navigating separation and divorce can typically be an emotionally, mentally and financially onerous undertaking.

    However, engaging Unified Lawyers and entrusting my matter to the highly capable and consistently responsive team of Alex Bourne and Chris Kissoglou has certainly alleviated my stress, knowing that they were acting in my best interests with their sensible and pragmatic advice. With their skilled assistance, I was able to finalise my parenting plan and property settlement via mediation with a pleasing outcome that obviated the protracted costs of litigation.

  • Shreya

    Highly recommend Unified Lawyers and a special mention to the lawyer who assisted me with my case – Donna Nguyen. She was thoroughly professional since the day I contacted her, always on top of asking for information, filing the case on time and ensuring communication was top notch every step of the way. Most importantly very upfront around fees structure and was very informative around any hidden fees throughout the process. If every lawyer was like her, there wouldn’t ever be a single person left in doubt around laws and court procedures. She’s an absolute rockstar!

  • Geetha De Silva

    When looking for a family lawyer, a firm in the city asked for a large sum upfront to start with. With unified lawyers, upfront fee was reasonable and affordable for someone going through a difficult period in their life. I was invoiced monthly as I went, which was helpful. Taylor Reardon was my lawyer and she was very friendly and easy to communicate with. She did a great job guiding me through the process and supporting me through the asset split after separation. I highly recommend unified lawyers for family law matters.

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    jun luo

    Tania and her team have done fantastic job for my case. They take my case from my previous lawyer and get everything organised in a short notice. Thanks for their help, I am able to get my property settlement and other devorce matter solved within 2 months. I highly recommend Tania for family law matters.

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    Sheilah Janarthanan

    I am so glad finally it came to an end!!. Thank you so much Taylor! you have advised me accordingly as to where I stand in my situation, and resolved my problem amicably. I was advised by many to how solicitors over charging their clients, unfortunately, it was not with Unified Family Lawyers. They are so reasonable in terms of charges and understand their clients well. I did the right choice by engaging the right firm.

  • muntashir mamun

    I recommend Unified Lawyers for any Family or Domestic violence or issues; I have received excellent consultation when I called them first time in regards to an issue related to my neighbour. They first listen to issue and explained what would be potential ways to deal with the issue from lawful perspective and also send an follow up email to confirmed what was discussed. I was very worried with the particular issue but after talking to them I sensed hope and clear understanding what to do next. I give them a five star.

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    Laura Sereno

    I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work, you have been absolutely amazing in helping me to finalise this colossal journey. Your support went above and beyond and I will continue our partnership well into the future. I highly recommend your services and can assure you have chosen the right path with Dominic.

  • Dale Anderson

    I was supported by Unified Lawyers when I failed to appear at a family court matter. I was very pleased that they were able to get my situation undercontrol. I was informed of the procedure and also given excellent advise that resulted with us getting a balanced control back of my situation. We are only getting things started in my matter.I have every indiation and faith that that I am going to have a positive experience.
    Thank you very much Alex and Marryanne your knowledge is awesome. I look forward to the case that Marryanne is going to put forward at my next hearing.

Domestic Violence Settlement Process

At Unified Lawyers, we understand the complexities of domestic violence law matters. Our experienced family lawyers can help guide you through each step of the process, ensuring you are well-informed and supported. Beyond addressing domestic violence issues, our team is also skilled in handling property settlement, spousal maintenance, and exclusive occupation orders. We work diligently to secure fair and equitable outcomes, providing comprehensive legal assistance tailored to your unique situation.

Initial Consultation

We assess your situation and determine if legal action is suitable.

Information Gathering

We gather relevant information and discuss your rights and action plan.

Ongoing Support

We offer continuous legal guidance, court representation, and issue assistance.

Legal Action

We’ll help you file legal documents and obtain AVOs and other protective measures

Our Domestic Violence and Family Violence Lawyers

Facing a domestic violence dispute? We can help you navigate through the process, you don’t have to go it alone.

At Unified Lawyers, our dedicated family law team provides comprehensive support to ensure you feel informed, empowered, and well-represented throughout this difficult time.

Expert Guidance Through The Entire Process

Our experienced family lawyers will be by your side throughout your journey, offering:

Confidential, Clear and Concise Advice: We’ll explain your legal rights, the process for addressing domestic violence, and answer any questions you may have.

Skilled Representation: Our lawyers will advocate for your needs, file necessary legal documents, and pursue protective measures to ensure your safety.

Unwavering Support: We’ll be there to answer your questions, address concerns, and provide emotional support throughout the entire process.

Empowering You for a Positive Outcome: By partnering with Unified Lawyers, you gain the knowledge, confidence, and strong legal backing you need to navigate the legal system successfully.

Domestic Violence Law Questions

  • How are domestic violence cases handled in Australia?
  • What governmental support is there for domestic violence victims in Australia?
  • How much will a domestic violence charge cost?
  • How do I cope with victimisation?
  • How can I legally protect myself from domestic violence?
  • How does the law define domestic violence in Australia?
  • To what extent does domestic abuse occur?
  • What happens in most cases of domestic violence?
  • How is domestic violence different from family violence?
  • What's an AVO and when might I need one?
  • What do I do if I fear for the safety of my children? How can a domestic violence lawyer help me?
  • Why choose Unified Lawyers to assist your domestic violence case?

Ready to Resolve Your
Domestic Violence Dispute?

Contact Unified Lawyers today to schedule a free consultation and discuss how our family law team can support you through your case. We’re here to help you each step of the way.

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