Domestic or Family Violence

The definition of domestic or family violence has been broadened to include a range of behaviours that previously were arguably not considered to be domestic violence.

If you are the victim of domestic violence you may be entitled to a greater share of the property of the marriage when you terminate your financial relationship upon divorce and/or the breakdown of a de facto relationship or marriage in Perth, Western Australia or throughout Australia.

Domestic violence is considered a risk factor in The Family Court of Western Australia under The Family Law Act and The Family Court Act and will affect what is in the best interests of the child/children of a marriage or how much time and what type of time they will spend with each parent and significant others. That is,  it will affect custody arrangements.

Family violence means conduct, either actual or threatened, by a person towards, or towards the property of, a member of the person’s family that causes that or any other member of the person’s family reasonably to fear for, or reasonably to be apprehensive about his or her personal well – being or safety (Family Court of Australia).

To find out more about how family law relates to domestic violence. Contact Bodekers Family Lawyers & Mediators by phone (08) 9323 7711 or email for your complimentary pre-read and first appointment at a reduced flat rate.