Domestic Violence and AVOs

Recent studies show that domestic violence is more widespread in our community than previously perceived. Domestic violence does not just affect parents but may also have a very harmful impact upon children.

If you are in a relationship that is affected by domestic violence, it is important that you first inform the Police, particularly if you have any concerns for your safety or the safety of your children.

Unfortunately, if you are a victim of domestic violence, domestic violence or the threat of domestic violence can make it more difficult for you to separate or to exercise your legal rights and entitlements. Speaking to a Family Law expert at Selvaggio Lawyers will help you through this difficult time.


What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence can include any of the behaviour listed below:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Controlling or dominating another person to incite fear
  • Psychological abuse including stalking
  • Emotional abuse

At Selvaggio Lawyers, we can help you apply for Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs) from the Court that can prohibit your ex-partner or spouse from continuing their behaviour towards you and your children. We will also ensure that arrangements sought for your children complement any AVO order. Our Family Law team can also recommend a variety of support services if required.


Why Choose Selvaggio Lawyers

The Family Law team at Selvaggio Lawyers are experienced in domestic violence and AVO cases. We are here to help you when you need it most, offering expert legal advice in language that you can understand, with no legal jargon.

Led by Daniela Poletti, the Family Law team deals with all domestic violence cases with sensitivity and discretion. With over 25 years experience, Daniela takes great pride in her ability to help her clients through times that are often very emotional and overwhelming.

Passionate about Family Law, Daniela has gained considerable expertise in all aspects of Family Law and is also an experienced Collaborative Family Law practitioner and an Accredited Family Law Specialist.

The team at Selvaggio Lawyers always promise to provide clients with expert advice and guidance during such a sensitive time.


At Selvaggio Lawyers, we pride ourselves on being:

  • Professional and discreet at all times
  • Approachable and easy to talk to
  • Able to provide clear and easy to understand advice and guidance
  • Honest and upfront
  • Accessible to all of our clients

If you would like to speak to Daniela regarding a domestic violence situation or would like to learn more about AVOs, contact Selvaggio Lawyers today. We will be able to arrange a confidential consultation with our Family Law team.