Access to Justice and the Online World

On Thursday 21 March 2019 Nicholes Family Lawyers, in conjunction with Victoria Women Lawyers hosted a seminar discussing the impact of online world on ‘justice’. The seminar explored the various ways in which the emergence of technology and the online world has impacted on individuals’ abilit...

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Christmas and Family Violence

Christmas is a time of rejoicing, of gift-giving, of great food and drink; a family time.  But there is a dark side to Christmas – shamefully, it is also a time when there is a huge increase in family violence.  Just in Victoria, it is anticipated that there will be an additional fifty r...

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Victoria Police – Response to Family Violence

On Monday 19 November 2018 the Victorian Family Law Pathways Network held a forum on the recent changes made within the Victoria Police in response to the ongoing issue of Family Violence in Victoria. In the year ending June 2018, a total of 76,124 family violence incidents were reported by Victoria...

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Important Step Forward With National IVO Recognition

A National initiative to tackle Family Violence Family Violence Intervention Orders (IVOs) are used to protect people from Family Violence. An IVO is made in favour of the Affected Family Member / Protected Person (“AFM”) and is made against the Respondent. IVOs can contain various conditions, i...

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Family Violence and the LGBTI Community

The Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic) (“the Act”) defines ‘family violence’ as behaviour by a person towards a family member of that person that is physically or sexually abusive, emotionally or psychologically abusive, economically abusive, threatening or coercive, or in any other w...

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