Sometimes situations require immediate intervention to protect children and spouses from abusive situations. This can be physical or emotional abuse. It can also be the effects of one spouse’s alcoholism or other drug dependencies. Financial abuse (where one person holds the purse-strings over the other) is another significant problem. Sometimes the necessary protection is for short term problems surrounding the separation and other times the protection needs to be long lasting.
The Family Law Act provides strong and effective tools for such protection in the form of protection (restraining) orders and conduct orders including supervised parenting and counselling requirements. These can include police assistance clauses where appropriate.
At CBM we have experience obtaining protection orders, conduct orders and advocated on behalf of the abused. If you or your children are in danger, it is imperative that you seek help immediately.