Domestic Violence and Intervention Orders
Family violence is complex. One of the major causes is inequality between women and men – that is, the unequal distribution of power, resources and opportunities. Stereotypical ideas about the roles of women and men in society and the way it is expected we should behave fosters an environment of family violence.
There is strong evidence that men are overwhelmingly more likely than women to be perpetrators of family violence than victims. But men also experience family violence.
Many males grow up in homes where family violence is present so when violence erupts in a relationship often it is due to the surfacing of long suffered and lived symptoms which need to be addressed as well before true peace can be found.
It is important when a relationship is either heading towards or going through family violence that advice is given in a timely manner which minimises the harm the family experiences. Family violence does not just impact upon the adults but can have long-lasting ramifications for children and the parties surrounding family members.
What about the children?
Try as you may to isolate a failing relationship with your children, they are smart and far more perceptive than we often give them credit for.
We find it is incredibly important that all parties involved are listened to in an effort to find an outcome that does not bring the Court or the Police into the family home. We believe that an outcome where everyone has a voice has a greater chance of being followed as opposed to those outcomes that are sometimes forced on families.
If it becomes a matter where that type of intervention is inevitable then we can assist with advising you about what your options are.