Recently, my partner assaulted me twice during an argument. I was 7 months pregnant when this happened and as I stood up, he pushed me to the floor and kept pushing me down with all his weight and strength. As a result, I had a very serious broken collar bone. My unborn baby was not hurt, thankfully. There are numerous other occasions of domestic violence. I had a 6-month DVO with strict no contact conditions, yet he broke the order and is serving 7 months (8 weeks remaining) in prison. That DVO has run out, so there isn't one in place anymore. I went to my local courthouse and applied for an extension where I was sent away as they would not set the matter for court until my ex-partner is released from prison and you would have to prove why I still require the order. Anyway, I have two very young children to him and he wants as much visitation as he can get (he's hoping for shared care). I would not be comfortable with anything more than supervised visits at a specialized contact centre. Could my ex-partner (as he's very persistent and manipulative) gain anything more than supervised visits from the family court in the near future or does he hopefully (as he has violent convictions) stand no chance at all ?