Questions?

If I see a lawyer…

Q?

Will it cost any money?

A.

Safe from Harm is a free service. It will not cost you anything to get legal advice from one of our lawyers.

Q?

Will anyone else know about it?

A.

Information shared with our lawyers is completely private and confidential. We will not tell anyone you have been to see us, or what you have been to see us about, unless you give us permission.

Q?

Will the police arrest my partner?

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Our lawyers will generally not report your matter to the police and will not make you report the matter to the police if you don’t want to. We will talk with you and provide advice on all of the options available to you.

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Will the lawyer force me to start court proceedings?

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Our lawyer will talk with you and advise you about the laws in Australia and your options. We will only take legal action, such as starting court proceedings, once you ask us (instruct us) to do so. You can choose to see a lawyer just for information and advice about the law without taking things any further.