The following case study is an example of Nardi Lawyers representing the Respondent in Family Violence Intervention Order proceedings and how we helped them achieve a good outcome.
Our client had been in a long and drawn-out legal battle with members of his family, where multiple family members were seeking to put Intervention Orders in place against him. He had been self-representing for some time, however made the decision to seek legal advice.
There were allegations of family violence from all parties and the situation was in disarray following many years of disputes.
Our client wanted our help in achieving the best possible and cost-effective outcome.
How Nardi Lawyers helped
Following review of many years’ worth of documents, allegations and Intervention Order applications, we advised our client on his options.
Our client was not accepting of any of the Intervention Orders, however wanted to avoid taking the matters all the way to a Contested Hearing.
We explained to our client that we would attempt to settle the matter on the basis that he accepts an Undertaking, instead of an Intervention Order. An Undertaking is similar to an Intervention Order; however it is not enforceable. See our article on Intervention Orders for a more detailed explanation on Undertakings.
On the day of the hearing, extensive negotiations took place with the Applicants’ legal representatives, where we reached a suitable outcome for our client’s needs.
The Applicants were willing to offer Undertakings and withdraw their Intervention Order applications. Our client accepted the Undertakings, which were signed at Court and provided to the Magistrate.
This was the best possible outcome for our client, given that he wanted the matter resolved in the most cost-effective manner, without having to accept Intervention Orders.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, we recommend that you call our office so we can discuss your options.