Domestic Violence & AVOs

Unfortunately in some relationships (married or de-facto) domestic violence and forms of abuse are a reality. When the relationship breaks down, or appears to be heading towards that conclusion, the violence or abuse can even escalate. If you are a victim of domestic violence, we urge you to seek help and assistance now before it is too late.
 
At Coleman Greig, our family lawyers are here to help. We understand both the legislation regarding domestic violence and the tools available to provide both relief and protection for victims. We can also offer advice on the various forms of Apprehended Violence Orders available, and help you to obtain an Order that is tailored to your individual situation and will protect you and your family.
 
Most importantly, our experienced lawyers in this area are non-threatening and non-judgmental. They have helped many, many clients in this type of matter and can help you navigate the process objectively and professionally.
 
Similarly if unfounded allegations of domestic violence or abuse have been made against you, we can provide advice regarding your legal options and help you to defend the allegations.

For more information, or to make an appointment at one of our offices, contact us.

Parramatta Office
Phone +61 2 9895 9200
Level 11, 100 George Street,
Parramatta NSW 2150

or

Norwest Baulkham Hills Office
Phone +61 2 9895 9343
Suite 601, Level 6, 2 - 8 Brookhollow Avenue
Baulkham Hills NSW 2153
info@colemangreig.com.au    

Domestic Violence & AVOs - Our Clients

The experienced team of family lawyers at Coleman Greig can provide advice and assistance to clients with any family law issue. Whether you were married or in a de-facto relationship, with children or without, our specialist team can work with you to achieve the best possible results on your behalf. 

We have helped separating couples with complex property and financial settlements, those who own family businesses and those with difficult and complicated parenting arrangements to resolve. In all cases, the breadth and depth of our collective experience and our access to expertise form a range of other areas have resulted in a successful outcome for our clients.

Below are some recent comments from family law clients;  

“…thank you for the excellent work you did for me in my Property Settlement case…I thank you for reviewing my case so quickly and in such a diligent and thorough way…In much less time than expected, my case has been resolved and at minimal cost…I really hope you show this letter to some of your prospective clients because they should know that they’ll always be treated very carefully, with brutal honesty and with great respect.”

“Thanks does not even come close to expressing my appreciation for your wonderful work.”

"For me, the best part of dealing with Coleman Greig is that you feel like you are a part of a team - with everyone trying their hardest to help you, to resolve your issues quickly and effectively and keep you positive.... despite the circumstances"

"I want to thank you so much for all you have done to make my financial settlement possible. You have managed to keep the process moving, and to achieve a really good result. I really valued our meetings and appreciated your understanding of the situation and your incisive actions. Without you, it would not have happened."

"For me, the best part of dealing with Coleman Greig is that you don't feel like a client with a solicitor - it’s like being part of a family and everyone is trying to help you and keep you smiling, despite the circumstances"

"I want to thank you so much for all you have done to make my financial settlement possible. You have managed to keep the process going and to achieve a really good result. I have enjoyed our meetings and appreciated your understanding of the situation and incisive actions. Without you it would not have happened."

"I am sorry to say that I can't really help you to improve the service.... because I can’t think of anything you could improve! Everything was excellent in my experience and I wouldn’t suggest you change a thing"

"I wish there were bigger words to express my appreciation. Thank you does not seem enough somehow. I thank you for your professionalism, your calm empathy, and the example you are as to how to deal with a crisis. Naturally, I thank you for the rest as well."

"I want to personally thank you for everything you have done for me over the time of my case. You have been very kind and patient and I have appreciated it. Whatever the outcome, my sincere thanks. You have made a bad situation a little easier to deal with."

"Thank you so much for your objective advice and for anchoring me and working out what was in my best interests at a time when I thought my only option was to run to court.  Although I would rather not go through this again, if anything comes up I will definitely keep you and Coleman Greig in mind." 

Publications

  • Industry recognition for expertise and impact - 6 Sep 2017
    Coleman Greig is thrilled with the recent recognition of two of its Principals, Malcolm Gittoes-Caesar and Caroline Hutchinson, in industry awards.
  • How much does a divorce cost? - 1 Feb 2017
    Malcolm Gittoes-Caesar
    Family law proceedings are emotionally draining and there is an unquantifiable emotional cost, but what is the financial cost of divorce to the individual and society in the context of family law proceedings and family violence?
  • Plain English Guide to Parenting Issues - 1 Jul 2015
    This Plain English Guide sets out some of the key provisions of the Family Law Act as it relates to children and what the Court will take into consideration when determining what arrangements should be made and who will have responsibility for the children.

Domestic Violence & AVOs - Useful Links