Intervention Orders


A People Practice

Stellan Family Law offers advice relating to intervention orders and criminal law cases.  We provide a client focused approach to ensure your individual case receives the attention it deserves.  We will work with you to achieve a satisfactory outcome in a timely manner.

Intervention Orders

Do you need an Intervention Order?

If you or your children are victims of family violence we can assist you with an Application for a Intervention Order.  We can help by completing the form, offer advise on the options available to keep you and your family safe, and appear for you at Court.

Family Violence is not just about having a physical argument with someone. It includes:

  • Coercive or threatening behaviours
  • Damage to property
  • Economic and financial abuse
  • Psychological threats
  • Sexual abuse

It can also includes behaviours that expose children to violence even if they are not direct victims. 

Magistrates' Courts may have particular requirements and rules which we can advise you about once we discuss your individual circumstances.

Link to more information - Intervention Orders in Victoria - Magistrates' Court

Have you been served with an Intervention Order?

Contact us if you have been served with an Intervention Order.  We can discuss the order and advise you on how best to respond to the allegations.  You must attend all Court Hearings and abide by the IO terms, even if one was made against you without you being at Court.   We can attend Court with you, appear at the Hearing on your behalf and negitiate with the person who applied for the Order.

Since an Intervention Order is a civil matter, it does not mean you will have a criminal record but there can be other consequences for you.  We will advise you of those for your particular situation.

Magistrates' Courts may have particular requirements and rules which we can advise you about once we discuss your individual circumstances.

Link to more information about Intervention Order in Victoria - Magistrates' Court

Personal Safety Intervention Orders (Victoria)

A Personal Safety Intervention Order (PSIO) is an Order made when there is no family relationship between the parties, such as disputes between neighbours.  We can advise you on all aspects of this area of law, including appearing at any Hearings.

Link to more information about Personal Safety Intervention Orders