If you're a victim of domestic abuse, our family law team will advise on keeping you safe and take the right legal steps.
Domestic violence can include any incident of threating behaviour or violence and is a criminal offence. Types of domestic violence include:
Controlling or coercive behaviour in intimate or familial relationships is a criminal offence, as is domestic violence. Examples of controlling or coercive behaviour can include acts of domestic violence, but also includes:
Your abuser could be your current partner, former partner or someone else you know. Abuse can be directed against another adult or even a child. Children can suffer from abuse directly or indirectly if they witness, hear or experience the aftermath of the abuse.
If you are in an abusive relationship, there is help available. Our solicitors can help you apply for the right Court Order and support you through the process. We can also help you if your partner breaches the terms of the Order.
If you are in immediate danger, call the police – dial 999.
If you need legal advice urgently, we provide out of hours support. Call our family law emergency number on 07757 674760 to talk to a solicitor.
Where matters are not being address through police action, most situations can be managed by an occupation order or non-molestation order.
An occupation order is a type of order that the court can make that regulates who is entitled to live in a property.
An occupation order can:
A non-molestation order prohibits someone from behaving in a certain way towards another person.
Each non-molestation order will be tailored to the individual circumstances. If you have applied for a non-molestation order it can:
If you are considering divorce and as part of that you are receiving advice about the financial implications, it may be that financial protection for you can be arranged as part of the divorce. The financial actions available are different for non-married families and we can provide specialist advice on this.
If you need legal advice about your partner’s behaviour or domestic violence, or a related issue, you can call us. A dedicated family law solicitor will outline your options and tell you how we can help.
Come in and see us for a FREE 30 minute face-to-face consultation about your options. Alternatively, if you want us to take a closer look at your situation, for a fixed fee of £150 + VAT, we can talk with you for up to 90 minutes.
For a free initial chat, at no obligation, or fill out our enquiry form and a solicitor will get in touch.
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