INJUNCTIONS AND ABUSE
If you’re suffering violence or abuse at home, we can help you break free.
Violence from a partner is deeply distressing. If you’ve experienced abuse, or if you are living in fear of it, we can give you expert legal support as you find the right way forward.
Domestic violence is against the law. So the first thing you should do is report it to the police, who have the most effective powers to deal with it.
If your report doesn’t lead to an arrest, the police may suggest that you take out an injunction against your partner. An injunction is a court order that specifies certain things your partner has to do, or not do. There are two types of injunction:
- A non-molestation order says your partner must not use any violence, intimidation or harassment against you. This includes physical violence, but it also covers areas such as online harassment.
- If you’re still living together, you can get an occupation order. This says that your partner has to move out of your home, usually for six months.
If there are children involved, the court will decide in their best interests, which usually means that they remain at home with the primary carer.
We can also help you if you’re responding to an injunction being taken out against you.
Whatever your situation, our expert family solicitors will explain all your options and help you decide what to do for the best.
To talk to a family lawyer in complete confidence, just get in touch.
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