The Family Violence Initial Enquiry Form

Please fill out the Family Violence Initial Enquiry Form below and we will contact you to schedule an initial conference and will provide you with a more detailed questionnaire for you to complete and return ahead of our first meeting with you. This allows us to use our conference time with you most efficiently and to address the issues which are most important to you.

If you can’t fill out the form below, you can call us directly on (03) 9248 5800, or email your name and best contact number directly to enquiries@fotefamilylawyers.com.au and we’ll call you back.

If you are in immediate danger, contact Victoria Police on 000. We do not assist with legal aid matters. If you intend to apply for legal aid funding for your matter, you should contact Victoria Legal Aid on 1300 792 387.

Your Details

Are your contact details secure?

If we call and you don't answer, can we leave a message on the number provided?

Can we send you an email to the email address provided?

Have you shared the password to your email account?

If you have an Apple Device, have you shared your Apple Id?

Other Party Details

Are there any existing court orders?

If so, are these Orders made in the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court? or is it an Intervention Order/s?

Do you a pending court date?

Next Steps

Once we have received the completed form from you, subject to a conflict check, we will contact you by close of business the following business day to arrange an initial one hour conference (subject to your preferred communication method).

You will not be charged for the initial one hour conference. If you ask us to do work for you after that conference we will charge you our usual rates which we will discuss with you.

We cannot assist you in relation to criminal law proceedings or if your matter does not relate to family law or family violence matters.

If we are unable to assist you, we will contact you by email to inform you and to provide you with referrals for assistance.

We will provide you with an additional questionnaire to be completed and returned to us prior to your initial conference

The information you provide to us will be used to respond to your enquiry only.

By completing this form you have not engaged us to act on your behalf.

The information you provide to us will be stored and used in accordance with our Privacy Policy which is on our website.