Family Violence and Dispute Resolution – Perth Divorce Lawyers

May 25, 2016 – at 2:21 am – by Bodekers Family Lawyers

Parties may need to attend Family Dispute Resolution before making an application to the court, although an exemption may be granted where there is a risk of family violence.

This may be possible where the court is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to believe that:

  1. There would be a risk of abuse of the child if there were to be a delay in applying for the order: or
  2. There is a risk of family violence by one of the parties to proceedings.

If you are experiencing family violence, you should immediately seek legal advice.

Family law matters can be very complex. We therefore recommend you seek legal advice from one of our very experienced Perth family lawyers. We invite you to discuss your particular matter with our Legal Practitioner Director, Ms. Shannon Bodeker, who has been working in family law for over 20 years.

Prior to your first appointment, you may send us an email, fax or similar, outlining your situation in as much detail as you like. This information will be read on a complimentary basis prior to your first family law appointment. We get to know you and your family law matter before we meet.

Please note this is not family law advice. It is important to seek advice specific to your circumstances. We are very experienced Perth family law solicitors and can provide you with the very best legal advice family law matters.

Email our Legal Practitioner Director, Shannon Bodeker at, for your complimentary pre-read and first appointment at a reduced rate.