If you have been served with an AVO, EPS Lawyers can help. We frequently deal with AVO matters and understand the wide reaching and serious effect an AVO can have on you, your family and your reputation. AVOs can be easy to breached but a breach charge or conviction often has to be disclosed to potential employers or other institutions.
When you engage us to help you, we will explain the terms of the AVO the applicant has sought against you, the consequences of a final AVO being made and the ways the application for an AVO can be dealt with.
We will fight for you and your rights. There are many options to deal with an AVO. EPS Lawyers are skilled in resolving AVO matters quickly and confidentially. Your options may include:
- consenting to the AVO without admission, meaning that you do not admit to the Court that the AVO is necessary, but are willing to comply with its conditions;
- negotiating with the police or the applicant to vary the terms of the AVO, for example, allowing you to contact the applicant to make arrangements for your children, allowing you to visit certain places, or shortening the time period of the AVO.
- contesting the AVO. In this instance, contesting an AVO will mean that the Court will list the matter for a hearing.
AVOs are often taken out in the heat of the moment following an emotional dispute or during a family law matter. This context can increase the stress involved. That’s why EPS Lawyers can also apply to the Court to vary an AVO if your circumstances change.