Intervention Orders (IVO) Chinese Lawyers in Melbourne


Whether you are the protected person or the respondent, Our IVO lawyers will fight for a fair and just outcome for you.

An intervention order (IVO) is a court order that is used for protecting a person from another person who demonstrates any form of physical or mental threats, abuse, stalking or violence against him or her. The accused abuser can be the victim’s current or former spouse or partner, an adolescent child or dependent, parents or grandparents, as well as a stranger. In Victoria, IVO comprises two categories: Family Violence Intervention Order (FVIO) and Personal Safety Order (PSO).

We understand that applying for or receiving an IVO is an extremely stressful experience, especially if you have been abused by another person or are falsely accused. Whether you are the protected person or the respondent, encountering any form of abuse or violence, our IVO lawyers have the experience and knowledge to represent you in or out of court.

Family Violence

Physical assault
Child abuse
Financial abuse
Psychological and emotional abuse

Other Reasons to Have an IVO

Arguments with neighbour
Stalking or offensive behaviour
Conflicts between couples
Conflicts with colleagues, classmates or friends

The Protected Person

Reapply or extend an IVO
Vary an IVO
The other side has breached the
conditions of an IVO

The Respondent

Deny the accusations
Consent without admission
Breached the conditions of an
intervention order

If any of the statements resonate with you, you should speak to our lawyer today to find out the best course of action.

  • I don’t fully understand the implications and consequences of the intervention order.
  • I am not aware of the potential consequences of not having legal representation, such as fines, a conviction/criminal record, jail time, or other legal penalties.
  • The accusation made against me is untrue.
  • I do not know what is the best course of action, either to accept or to contest the intervention order.
  • I don’t feel confident in my ability to navigate the legal process without the help of a lawyer.
  • I have received legal documents related to intervention orders.

Frequently asked questions about Intervention Orders (IVO)

What to do if you receive an intervention order against you?

You should:
1. Understand the conditions of the order;
2. Comply with the conditions in the interim;
3. Seek legal advice; and
4. Attend the hearing.

Consult us
to discuss your matter and our lawyer will guide you through the process.  

If I don’t receive a charge sheet, does it mean that I will not face serious consequences?

If you have not received a charge sheet, it likely means that you have not been charged by the police. However, if you breach the conditions of the intervention order, the police will likely issue a charge sheet against you, and you will face serious consequences.

If you have received an intervention order, contact us to understand the conditions so that you do not inadvertently breach them. 

Can I vary the intervention order?

If you want to vary an intervention order in Australia, you may apply to the court that issued the order to request a variation. However, if you are the respondent (the person the order is made against), you cannot apply to vary the order, but you can request that the court vary or revoke the order.

It is important to note that varying an intervention order is not always straightforward, and the court may only grant a variation in certain circumstances. Seek the advice from our lawyers who can guide you through the process and represent you in court if necessary.

What happens if you breach the conditions?

Breaching the conditions of an intervention order is a criminal offence and can result in serious consequences. If a person breaches the conditions of an intervention order, they may be arrested and charged with a criminal offence. The consequences of a breach can include fines, imprisonment, and a criminal record.

If you are the subject of an intervention order and are concerned about the possibility of breaching it, it’s important to speak to a lawyer who can advise you on your rights and obligations.

Do you need a lawyer in the hearing?

Not having a lawyer in a hearing for an intervention order can put you at a significant disadvantage. Without legal representation, you may not fully understand the legal process, your rights and obligations, or effectively present your case or cross-examine witnesses. As a result, you may face a greater risk of having an intervention order made against you, or of having an existing intervention order extended or made more restrictive.

If you are facing a hearing for an intervention order, it is important to consider engaging a lawyer to help you navigate the process and protect your rights. Contact our lawyers to discuss your situation and find out how we can help.

How much does it cost to engage a lawyer?

The cost of a matter related to intervention orders can vary widely depending on various factors. In order to get a specific quote, it would be best to consult our lawyers. They can assess your specific needs and provide you with a fixed-fee quote. 

This FAQ content is general in nature and not intended as legal advice. For specific legal advice regarding your situation, we strongly advise you to consult with a lawyer.

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Our IVO lawyers have an extensive track record in representing our clients in and out of court. In the past 16 years, we have handled many family violence matters and other IVO-related matters in all sorts of situations and achieved outstanding outcomes for our clients. For instance, we have successfully extended and varied IVO, and achieved diversions and strike-out applications.

Our team of Chinese IVO lawyers will guide you every step of the way to protect your best interest and ensure a fair and just outcome for you.


Contact our Chinese IVO lawyers in Melbourne today and get the best defence

If you want to apply or have received IVO in Australia, please contact our IVO lawyers in Melbourne immediately. Our court lawyers will arrange to meet with you on a priority basis, because we recognise that your fundamental human rights, liberties, and privileges may be at stake.

If you have any questions about our services, whether it be about family law, commercial law or litigation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.