Domestic Violence

Our specialist Family Law Team has substantial experience of dealing with matters involving domestic violence in the home.

Family Services

Our Solicitors can offer detailed and effective legal advice at what can be a very distressing and emotional time.

If you have experienced abuse, violence and/or harassment by a partner, ex-partner or relative, we can provide clear advice about the steps you can take to seek legal protection.

Our experienced solicitors can:

  • Apply for a non-molestation order to protect you from violence or threats or violence
  • Apply for an occupation order to stop someone from living in, entering or coming near your home

We can provide detailed advice on options and remedies that may be available for various types of harassment and provide advice about other agencies which can also offer assistance such as local support groups and Police assistance.

We also have extensive experience in successfully representing Respondents in such proceedings, either challenging the applications, or reaching a sensible agreement to avoid the significant costs and stress of proceeding to a contested hearing.

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    Angie Brown - Head of Family Law & FMCA Family Law Mediator

    Angie is the Head of Dootsons Family Team and a highly experienced family law solicitor, court advocate and also a family law mediator. She gained an LLB (Hons) Law Degree and has over 20 years of experience practising family law, she is a member of Resolution, and also earned the Law Society Panel and Advanced Panel status.

    In May 2010 Angie received recognised status as an interpersonal mediator and in 2012 became accredited to Practice All Issues of Family Law Mediation, giving her FMCA status and enabling her to offer specialist family law mediation and MIAMS that provide an alternative approach to resolving any family issues or disputes.