We represent survivors in applying for or responding to family law parenting matters.
We understand through experience in advocating for domestic violence survivors that ending an abusive relationship does not necessarily end the violence and fear, particularly when children are involved.
Despite far greater awareness of domestic violence in the wider community, experience shows there is lack of understanding of the nature and impact of domestic abuse, and in particular, non-physical abuse is not well understood. Abusers seem to lack insight into their own behaviours and the affect they have on their children.
They are often in complete denial and adopt a culture of “contact at all costs”.