Domestic Abuse Solicitors London: Get The Help You Need

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Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. It can happen in any type of relationship, including marriage, cohabitation, dating, and same-sex relationships.

It’s worth noting that domestic abuse is a serious issue that can have long-term effects on the physical and mental health of the victim and their family members, and it is important that victims reach out for help and support.

Victims of domestic violence can be protected by the law, and a family law solicitor can help victims of domestic abuse to understand their legal options and obtain specific Court Orders to keep them safe from their abuser.

 

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What is domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse, also known as domestic violence, is a pattern of behaviour used by one person to exert power and control over another person with whom they have or have had an intimate relationship. It can take many forms, including physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and financial abuse.

Physical abuse is any intentional use of physical force with the intent to cause fear, injury or harm. Examples of physical abuse include hitting, pushing, slapping, choking, or using a weapon.

Sexual abuse is any form of sexual contact or behaviour that occurs without the explicit consent of the victim. Examples of sexual abuse include rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment.

Emotional and psychological abuse is any form of behaviour that harms the victim’s mental or emotional well-being. Examples of emotional and psychological abuse include verbal abuse, manipulation, isolation, and controlling behaviour.

Financial abuse is any form of behaviour that limits or controls the victim’s access to economic resources. Examples of financial abuse include controlling the victim’s access to money, withholding financial support, and preventing the victim from working.

Domestic Abuse Solicitors London – FAQ’s

How can our panel domestic abuse solicitors London assist?

Our panel of domestic violence solicitors have years of experience in cases involving domestic abuse. Our solicitors can assist by providing legal representation and legal advice to individuals who have been affected by domestic abuse. This may include assistance with obtaining an Occupation Order, a Non-Molestation Order, representation in criminal proceedings, and advising on issues related to child custody and divorce. Your appointed domestic abuse solicitor, London, will work to protect the rights and interests of the individual, and may also provide support and guidance on other matters such as housing and benefits.

What is an Occupation Order?

An Occupation Order is a type of court order that can be used in domestic abuse cases to regulate the occupation of a shared family home. It can be used to exclude an abuser from a shared home, or to require an abuser to leave a shared home, either temporarily or permanently. It can also be used to specify which parts of the home the abuser can or cannot enter, and to impose conditions on the abuser’s behaviour, such as not contacting the victim or going near their place of work or education.

In order to obtain an Occupation Order, the victim would need to apply to the court and provide evidence of the abuse they have suffered. This can include evidence of physical, emotional, sexual, or financial abuse. The court will consider the evidence and make a decision based on what is necessary to protect the victim and any dependent children from further harm.

An occupation order can be granted in conjunction with a non-molestation order.

What is a Non-Molestation Order?

A non-molestation order is a type of injunction that prohibits someone from engaging in certain types of behaviour, such as harassment, violence, or threats, towards another person. These orders are typically sought by individuals who are experiencing domestic abuse or harassment from a partner or family member. A non-molestation order can be granted on a temporary or permanent basis and can include conditions, such as requiring the defendant to stay away from the victim’s home or place of work. Breaching a non-molestation order is a criminal offense, punishable by imprisonment.

Is Legal Aid available to victims of domestic abuse?

In cases involving domestic abuse, legal aid is available for civil injunctions (such as non-molestation orders) and for family law cases involving children. Legal aid can also be available for criminal cases, for example if the victim is testifying against the abuser, where the victim is in danger or the case is serious.

It’s important to note that legal aid is being cut back in recent years, it’s best to check with your solicitor to see if you’re eligible for legal aid and what kind of support they can offer you.

How can domestic abuse solicitors help?

As well as providing legal advice, a solicitor can assist you in obtaining a Court order or injunction to help protect you and your children from an abusive person. These types of orders are called non-molestation orders or occupation orders and can help to protect you and your children from a previous or current partner, a family member, or someone you previously or currently live with.

A order can be applied for via email, post or online and can be done without the help of a solicitor; however, many victims opt to instruct domestic violence solicitors to ensure they are taking the right route and alleviating the stress of making the application themselves.

If you are married to your abuser and wish to obtain a divorce, an expert from our panel of family law solicitors can help you through this process, as well as sorting out finances and the splitting of assets after the divorce.

If you have children with the abuser, a family law solicitor will be able to provide you with the best advice and assistance on ensuring appropriate contact arrangements are in place between your former partner and your children.

Why Choose Expert Family Law's panel of domestic abuse solicitors, London?

If you are searching for domestic abuse solicitors London, Look no further, Expert Family Law have a panel of family law solicitors with dedicated teams to help with domestic abuse cases.

Our panel of domestic abuse solicitors will ensure you get the best advice and will ensure you are made safe from your abuser as soon as possible. We can assist by obtaining the right court order or injunction as well as assisting in divorce, child arrangements and ancillary relief.

We understand that being a victim of domestic abuse can be extremely distressing. We ensure that the domestic abuse solicitors on our panel have the skills and experience required to assist on your legal case. We can assure you that your case will be dealt with in a compassionate and understanding manner.

Get in touch today using the form at the top of the page to find out if a family law solicitor from our panel could help on your case.

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