Family Solicitors In Leicestershire
Fighting Forced Marriage
Unlike an arranged marriage in which supportive families help match suitable partners who then choose to marry freely, a forced marriage may involve physical or emotional pressure or abuse and does not have the valid consent of both partners.
If you are at risk, your Emery Johnson Astills solicitor, can help you to ask the Family Court to make a Forced Marriage Protection Order.
There are only fifteen County Courts designated to deal with these applications. Leicester County Court is one of them and can do this without having to notify anyone else. The Court can give permission for a third party to apply for an order on behalf of a victim to
- prevent a forced marriage
- require the handover of passports
- stop intimidation and violence
- reveal the whereabouts of a person
- prevent someone from being taken abroad
A Forced Marriage Protection Order can also help remove you from a forced marriage which has already taken place. Your Emery Johnson Astills solicitor can then help you to obtain an annulment or divorce to legally end your marriage.
Whether you are a victim or you know someone who is, contact Emery Johnson Astills for immediate help and protection. We speak a wide range of languages in-house and regularly advise clients worldwide by phone, email and online, so no matter where you are, you can benefit from our expert support.