Family violence reports show alarming increase

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Victoria Police, VicHealth and the Australian Institute of Criminology report the following facts on domestic violence:

  • Reports of family violence to Victoria Police rose from 35,600 in 2009/10 to 65,400 in 2013/14
  • Family violence is the primary contributor to preventable death, disability and illness in Victorian women aged 15-44 years.
  • 1/4¬†Australian women will experience domestic violence during their lifetime
  • In Australia, at least one woman is killed every week by a current or former partner.

If you, or someone you know, requires legal assistance navigating their way out of an abusive relationship, call Rowan Skinner & Associates Lawyers today for a confidential discussion as to how we may be able to assist you. As Accredited Family Law Specialists, we are focused on achieving a result for you that is safe and sustainable.

When acting for either party involved in family violence, our Melbourne divorce lawyers will act professionally and respectfully for our clients and fight for their best outcome when necessary during the divorce proceedings.


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