With people staying at home more than usual to slow the spread of COVID19, there may be an increased risk of experiencing family violence or abuse.
What is family violence?
Emotional abuse, financial abuse, physical or sexual abuse and coercive and controlling behaviour are all aspects of family violence. It can also include abusers restricting your movement or isolating you from friends and family even more so than the current pandemic we are currently in.
Services and people who can help
If you feel frightened or are concerned about your own or someone’s safety and wellbeing contact Safe Steps at 1800 015 188 for advice, help and support. There are options for accessing safe housing during isolation, or if leaving is not an option Safe Steps can talk you through a plan that might help increase your safety and protect any children.
Whether you’re in need of an intervention order, have been served with an order, or are allegedly in breach of an order, contact the compassionate and experienced lawyers at Gallant Law for a confidential discussion about your options.
At Gallant Law in Melbourne and Geelong, we care about supporting people through difficult situations. We are compassionate lawyers who understand that not everything is black and white. We understand how stressful legal proceedings can be and our aim is to make the process as simple and comforting as possible. And with our fixed fee service you can be assured we are transparent with no shocking bill at the end.