Intervention Order Lawyer Melbourne

(03) 9995 9155

Free 15 Minute Consultation Offered

Have you been served with an intervention order or AVO? If so, we offer a free fifteen minute consultation for such matters.

If you would like advice about challenging and intervention order, apply for a revocation, suggest a variation or otherwise contest an Intervention Order, then contact us for professional advice.

Rowan Skinner and Associates Lawyers regularly act on behalf of clients involved in intervention order proceedings. More often than not this is to contest changes or in the defence of an intervention applications that have been filed against them.  We can also help prepare the lodging of an intervention order. They are also known as apprehended violence orders in Victoria.

Our office is conveniently located in Clifton Hill and we are able to represent you in courts all across Melbourne. If you need an expert intervention order lawyer on your side, then contact us. We specialise in Family Law and Criminal Law and intervention orders often cross over between the two. You can also read more specific information on our family or spousal intervention orders here.

We are a proactive law firm that is often involved in the filing and contesting of intervention orders. Our aim is to always be assertive towards our clients best outcome.

Responding To An Intervention Order

There are a few options available to you if you are required to respond to an intervention order. They can include.

  • Agreeing to the intervention order
  • Agreeing to an undertaking instead of the order being made
  • Contesting the order being made
  • ignoring the summons

There are examples of people in situations similar to yours that might have been far better off defending the original intervention order filed against them. Instead, they have either ignored the IVO or breached it in minor ways. In turn, breaching an intervention order that could have been contested, could result in criminal charges that may have been avoided. Knowing your legal rights, and contesting an IVO in a professional way may make the difference for you too.

If you need advice on how to file for an AVO or to engage help contesting an intervention order in Melbourne, contact Rowan Skinner and Associates Lawyers today. Call (03) 9995 9155.


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I regularly refer my clients to Rowan Skinner and Asc when they need representation. My clients have consistently had excellent advice and successful outcomes through Rowan’s representation at Court and when negotiating settlements. These proven results in combination with Rowan’s personal ability to engage with a diverse range of people, ensures that I will continue to refer my clients who need a family lawyer in Melbourne.


Rowan represented me in the Magistrates Court and the County Court in relation to very serious charges. Rowan was thorough, professional and diligent in his preparation and responded appropriately to my needs. I was acquitted of all charges.


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