Sadly domestic violence is a reality in many relationships whether the parties are married, cohabiting, heterosexual or homosexual. Domestic violence affects people regardless of their class, nationality, religion, gender or age. Domestic violence can take many forms including physical or sexual violence, psychological abuse or financially controlling behaviour.
We appreciate that speaking about domestic violence to an outsider can be a daunting and even embarrassing prospect. Our highly skilled team of family solicitors have significant experience in dealing with people who have suffered domestic violence within their relationships. We will not judge you in any way and you will be treated with respect and professionalism.
Help is available
The police are available to assist you. If you are in immediate danger then you should call 999.
The family Courts can make Orders called injunctions which are designed to stop abusive behaviour and protect you and/or your children.
There are 2 different types of injunction Orders:-
- A Non-Molestation Order to prevent the reoccurrence of any violence or threat of violence. It can also cover intimidating and upsetting behaviour. If your partner breaches the Non-Molestation Order it is a criminal offence and he or she can be arrested and brought before the Court.
- An Occupation Order. This Order allows the Court to order the perpetrator of the abuse to leave the home, or part of it, and stay away. A Power of Arrest can also be attached to an Occupation Order.
Our Family team will be able to advise you fully on both of these applications. We are able to act quickly in order to apply to the Court to protect you and your children.
Fixed Fee First Meeting
We offer an initial fixed fee consultation with one of our family solicitors which lasts for at least 1 hour and is followed by a detailed letter of advice tailored to your specific case. The fixed fee for this initial consultation is only £100 plus VAT .