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Family law solicitors specialising in domestic violence cases

Helping you to take the first step in stopping domestic violence and abuse

If you’re in a relationship where you have experienced domestic violence a member of our Domestic Violence and Abuse Department can help you to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of age, social background, religion, gender sexuality or ethnicity.  We understand this can be a confusing and traumatic time and our experienced team will guide you through the legal process with sensitivity and professionalism.

No one should have to suffer abuse – contact us and make the first step in stopping the abuse now.

What constitutes domestic violence and abuse?

Many people think domestic violence and abuse is limited to the physical violence inflicted by one person upon another but domestic violence and abuse can take a number of different forms.

The government definition of domestic violence and abuse states:

“any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to:
•    psychological
•    physical
•    sexual
•    financial
•    emotional.”

Forced marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are also forms of domestic abuse. It’s important to recognise that you are not to blame, and you should seek help if you’re affected by any of these issues outlined above.  We urge you to get in touch with us for advice to protect yourself.

How we can help…

Members of our Domestic Violence and Abuse Department can assist you in applying to the Court for a Non-Molestation Order (Injunction) to prohibit your abuser from subjecting you to further violence and abuse.

If you’re living in the same property as your abuser, we’ll advise you on whether you can apply to the Court for an Order so that you may be permitted to live in the property on your own.  This is called an Occupation Order.

Legal Aid

Legal Aid is available for both Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders.  We’ll let you know your eligibility for Legal Aid and if you may have to make any contributions to the Legal Aid Agency.

Your enquiry will be dealt with in total confidence.  Members of our Domestic Violence and Abuse Department at Emery Johnson Astills have years of experience dealing with domestic violence cases and we promise to give you the best advice based upon your unique set of circumstances.  We understand that this is a diffcult time and how domestic violence can affect all aspects of your life and those around you.

It is important that you get help. Contact us today.