The following case study is an example of Nardi Lawyers representing the Applicant in Family Violence Intervention Order proceedings and how we helped them achieve their desired outcome.
Our client was a single father who faced significant issues with his ex-partner. There were safety concerns for our client and his children, and an Intervention Order was sought by our client for protection.
After many hearings which had been adjourned, with no real progress, our client sought the help of Nardi Lawyers. The Respondent (his ex-partner) had not been attending the Court hearings which was resulting in the adjournments.
Our client wanted us to ensure that an Intervention Order was put in place at the next hearing, as the constant adjournments were of great concern.
How Nardi Lawyers helped
When the Applicant in these proceedings approached Nardi Lawyers, we spoke to him at length about the history of the relationship, the history of family violence and the risks for further family violence in the future.
Upon receiving these instructions, we were able to formulate cohesive submissions for the Court which outlined his position in great depth, as well as detailing the reasons why an Intervention Order was required.
Instead of adjourning the matter once again, Nardi Lawyers gave submissions to the Court in relation to the family violence which had occurred in the past, the risks posed for the future, as well as explaining to the Court that the Respondent’s lack of appearance reinforced our position.
The Magistrate agreed with our position and put a full conditions Family Violence Intervention Order in place for a period of 5 years.
If you are in similar circumstances, it can often be very confronting and difficult to self-represent. It can result in long and drawn-out court proceedings that feel like there is no end in sight. We recommend that you call Nardi Lawyers to assist you in preparing for your hearing.