Domestic Abuse Solicitors Manchester: 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.

Victims of domestic violence or abuse 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. If you think you may be in an emotionally abusive or physically abusive relationship, please contact us today.

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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 violence with the intent to cause fear, injury or harm. Examples of physical abuse include hitting, pushing, slapping, choking, using a weapon, or any other threatening behaviours.

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 coercive 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 Manchester – FAQ’s

How can our panel domestic abuse solicitors Manchester 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 are suffering from 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.

What is an Occupation Order?

An Occupation Order is a type of court order that states who can live in 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.

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 threatening violence, 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.


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

Our panel of domestic abuse solicitors Manchester 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.

Please contact us 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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