Practice Area Overview:

An Intervention Order (IVO) is a court order made by a Magistrate with the purpose of protecting an individual or their family from anyone who has been violent towards them or made them feel unsafe.

There are two types of Intervention Orders: –

  1. A Family Violence Intervention Order (FVIO) helps to protect individuals from a family member who has been violent.                                                                     
  2. A Personal Safety Intervention Order (PSIO) helps to protect individuals from someone that is not a family member.                                                                       

The individual applying for the IVO is called the Applicant or Affected person. The individual who the Application is made against is called the Respondent. Intervention Orders impose conditions about how the Respondent can behave towards the protection persons. The Respondent must follow the conditions of the Order or they face criminal charges for any breaches.

Our team are experts in representing both Respondents and Applicants in Intervention Order matters. If you have been provided with a summons for an Intervention Order or are in the process of applying for an IVO for your protection, contact Pace & Associates Lawyers as soon as possible to obtain practical advice and expert representation.

Intervention Orders
Family Violence Intervention Orders

A Family Violence Intervention Order (FVIO) is a Court Order provided for under the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic) with the aim of protecting a person (and children) from a family member who is using family violence.

Personal Safety Intervention Order

Personal Safety Intervention Orders (PSIO) are provided for under the Personal Safety Intervention Order Act 2010 (Vic) and operate as a separate regime from Family Violence Intervention Orders.