Children & Domestic Violence Orders

The domestic violence laws in Queensland have a clear focus on maximising the safety, protection and wellbeing of children who fear, experience or are exposed to domestic violence. Child welfare and safety, damage to reputations, impacts on parental care or contact arrangements, as well as the prospect of criminal charges are all reasons to seek expert assistance for domestic violence cases involving children.

If you need legal advice or representation for an issue involving children and domestic violence orders, Anderson Fredericks Turner should be your preferred choice.

We are experienced courtroom advocates backed by a law firm with the size, skill and depth of experience to ensure your interests are safeguarded. We pride ourselves on providing practical and efficient legal assistance with a focus on achieving the outcomes sought by our clients.

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The founding principals of Anderson Fredericks Turner were the few practising solicitors in Queensland who had been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

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Call one of our domestic violence lawyers for a free, no-obligation initial review of the issues you face. It costs nothing to find out why we are the lawyers you can trust.

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  • inform you of your legal rights and entitlements.

  • inform you of your legal responsibilities.

  • obtain information that tests the credibility or reliability of any allegations made against you.

  • provide strong advocacy of your behalf in court, including to resist any orders or conditions that are unnecessary or undesirable in the circumstances.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the interests of a person in any court proceeding. If you want advice you can trust from a respected law firm, contact Anderson Fredericks Turner.

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Courtroom Expertise

The founding principals of Anderson Fredericks Turner were the few practising solicitors in Queensland who had been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

AFT prides itself on a tradition of associate lawyers who have significant litigation experience in courtrooms and contested hearings.

If you want lawyers who are not still trying to find their feet, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best representation for your criminal law case.

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Call one of our domestic violence lawyers for a free, no-obligation initial review of the issues you face. It costs nothing to find out why we are the lawyers you can trust.

If you engage us to assist you, our lawyers will assist you every step of the way. We:

  • inform you of your legal rights and entitlements.

  • inform you of your legal responsibilities.

  • obtain information that tests the credibility or reliability of any allegations made against you.

  • provide strong advocacy of your behalf in court, including to resist any orders or conditions that are unnecessary or undesirable in the circumstances.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the interests of a person in any court proceeding. If you want advice you can trust from a respected law firm, contact Anderson Fredericks Turner.

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Children and Domestic Violence Cases

Children and Domestic Violence Orders

Children & Domestic Violence Orders

Anderson Fredericks Turner has experienced courtroom advocates who understand the sensitivity and care required when dealing with domestic violence cases involving children. Proceedings for domestic violence orders focus on ensuring protection for vulnerable individuals, particularly children. Our lawyers can assist parents to seek available legal protections for their children.

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Evidence from Children in Domestic Violence Cases

Evidence from Children

The Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld) states that a court hearing a domestic violence proceeding is not bound by the normal rules of evidence. In essence, a court hearing such cases can inform itself in any way it considers appropriate.  For children, this means that they can often be shielded from proceedings while at the same time as having evidence raised on their behalf.

Allegations of Harm to Children

Allegations of Harm to Children

One parent raising allegations that the other parent caused harm to a child is serious and likely to meet the definition of domestic violence in many cases. Allegations of harm to children can quickly cross over into a criminal accusation, which can lead to police investigations. If you are the subject of allegations of causing harm to a child, it is important to get early and authoritative advice.

Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Law Cases

Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Law Cases

Family law proceedings, particularly those that relate to child custody disputes, are impacted by findings of domestic violence being perpetrated by a parent. It is important to understand the relationship between domestic violence proceedings and family law proceedings, as it can affect the way a person may seek to litigate particular issues in either jurisdiction.

Domestic Violence and Child Safety Interventions

Domestic Violence & Child Safety Interventions

The Child Protection Act 1999 (Qld) gives Child Safety Services the power to remove a child from the care of one or both parents where it is considered the child is in need of protection. Domestic violence, or exposure to it in the household, is an issue that can quickly lead to invention by the State. Contact our domestic violence lawyers for advice and representation for issues of this nature.

Definition of Domestic Violence

The Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld) defines ‘domestic violence’ in section 8. The definition of domestic violence is designed to include not just physically or sexually abusive behaviour, but also economically abusive, threatening and coercive behaviours. Any behaviour that is controlling or dominating may also fall within the definition.

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Children and Domestic Violence Cases

Children and Domestic Violence Orders

Anderson Fredericks Turner has experienced courtroom advocates who understand the sensitivity and care required when dealing with domestic violence cases involving children. Proceedings for domestic violence orders focus on ensuring protection for vulnerable individuals, particularly children. Our lawyers can assist parents to seek available legal protections for their children.

Call Our Lawyers
Evidence from Children in Domestic Violence Cases

The Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld) states that a court hearing a domestic violence proceeding is not bound by the normal rules of evidence. In essence, a court hearing such cases can inform itself in any way it considers appropriate.  For children, this means that they can often be shielded from proceedings while at the same time as having evidence raised on their behalf.

Call Our Lawyers
Allegations of Harm to Children

One parent raising allegations that the other parent caused harm to a child is serious and likely to meet the definition of domestic violence in many cases. Allegations of harm to children can quickly cross over into a criminal accusation, which can lead to police investigations. If you are the subject of allegations of causing harm to a child, it is important to get early and authoritative advice.

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Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Law Cases

Family law proceedings, particularly those that relate to child custody disputes, are impacted by findings of domestic violence being perpetrated by a parent. It is important to understand the relationship between domestic violence proceedings and family law proceedings, as it can affect the way a person may seek to litigate particular issues in either jurisdiction.

Call Our Lawyers
Domestic Violence and Child Safety Interventions

The Child Protection Act 1999 (Qld) gives Child Safety Services the power to remove a child from the care of one or both parents where it is considered the child is in need of protection. Domestic violence, or exposure to it in the household, is an issue that can quickly lead to invention by the State. Contact our domestic violence lawyers for advice and representation for issues of this nature.

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Definition of Domestic Violence

The Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld) defines ‘domestic violence’ in section 8. The definition of domestic violence is designed to include not just physically or sexually abusive behaviour, but also economically abusive, threatening and coercive behaviours. Any behaviour that is controlling or dominating may also fall within the definition.

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