Family Violence Order- Intervention Order
This is a civil application and the relevant standards of evidence apply.
The client was in a relationship with a woman from another country. They had been living together for 6 months in Victoria and were planning to get married.
Without warning the client received a visit from police. He was served with a Family Violence Safety Notice alleging the domestic abuse of his partner. The client was frantic and unsure of what was happening as he was forbidden from going to the family home or contacting his partner. He contacted our office for assistance.
The client’s ex-partner had applied for permanent residency in Australia. A fast track to achieving permanent residency is to claim that there has been domestic violence in the relationship. We have handled numerous cases involving this exact scenario.
The matter came to hearing. With several witnesses present, the aggrieved family member (the client’s now ex-partner) refused to give evidence and we were able to have the matter struck out.