For many people who are having to respond to domestic violence, it is a difficult time. Victims of domestic violence and their children are often confronted with a bewildering array of (sometimes contradictory) information at times when they need clear information, and a pathway out of the place they are at. People assisting victims and perpetrators often don’t understand what they are up against, or feel powerless to assist.
At Corney & Lind Lawyers, we work hard to help you to evaluate the pathways open to you, and implement a strategy to restore order to brokenness. Domestic violence, in any form, is unacceptable. But there is a way out, and there is hope. Like so many families who have walked this road before, your family situation can improve also.
Some resources that we recommend include:
If you are in immediate danger, call Police on 000.
- If you need to report a domestic violence situation to police, and you are not in immediate danger, you can go to your local Police Station, or call Policelink on 131 444
- DV Connect Womensline – 1800 811 811( 24 hours, 7 days a week in Queensland) or dvconnect.org.au ( includes resources for victims and those who suspect domestic violence or are supporting a victim of domestic violence)
- DV Connect Mensline – 1800 600 636 (9 am to midnight, 7 days a week ( Queensland) (dvconnect.org/mensline)
- Kids Helpline – 1800 511 800
- The Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research has useful fact sheets at http://www.noviolence.com.au/resources/information-services/fact-sheets including information about the effect on children of witnessing domestic violence.
- Your GP.
- If you are in a violent domestic relationship, we recommend that you are cautious about accessing online information unless you are also mindful of deleting your browsing history – some safety tips can be found at https://www.qld.gov.au/community/getting-support-health-social-issue/planning-safety/index.html
For more information regarding domestic violence
We do recommend that you speak to an experienced family and domestic violence lawyer to assess your options. If you would like to make an appointment to discuss your situation, please call us to make an appointment with one of our lawyers on 07 3252 0011.
Please Note: This is not legal advice but it may help you understand the law. Read more...