Domestic violence can take a variety of forms, not just physical abuse. Often the impact of verbal and emotional abuse is much more far reaching than physical abuse.
Commonwealth and State laws have provisions to deal with domestic violence, including provisions to place certain restraints on the person responsible for the violence. In NSW it is possible to seek an Apprehended Violence Order where one party is in fear of the other.
In situations where you fear for your or your child/ren’s immediate safety you should contact the police.
All family law cases involve non-legal issues, but this is particularly applicable in cases of domestic violence. We can make referrals to refuges and other support services where necessary.