All citizens, including children, have the right to live free from threatened and actual physical; emotional or financial abuse and control. Unfortunately, family violence can take place in any household and it can happen to anyone. When an individual is faced with any type of violence there are many support options and avenues, including legal options that can assist. Our experienced family law team can lead you in the right direction, if you or someone in your family, has experienced family violence.
Violence Involving Children
Acts of violence involving a child can be experienced through direct encounters known as child abuse, or they can be seen or heard by the child. The best interests of the child contemplate the need to protect children from violence, abuse and neglect. If you know or suspect that a child is at risk you should contact a family lawyer at Turner Freeman and obtain advice on the most appropriate way to protect the child. Our family law team is experienced in providing confidential advice and assistance, and is able to put you in touch with a range of services that can assist you and your family in times of need.
Witnessing and hearing violence can be just as damaging for children. If you or your children are experiencing abuse at home it is essential that you seek support.