If you are experiencing domestic violence or you are concerned for your safety, or the safety of your children, our domestic violence solicitors can take fast and effective legal steps that can protect you.
Whether you live with a violent partner/spouse, or you are experiencing threatening or abusive behaviour from an ex-partner/ex-spouse, the law is there to help you.
Under the Family Law Act 1996, a person can apply for an injunction in the form of a non-molestation order and/or an occupation order.
A non-molestation order prevents the perpetrator from using or threatening violence against you or from instructing or encouraging any other person to do so. In addition, the perpetrator can be prevented from intimidating, harassing or pestering you in any way either directly or indirectly, and from instructing or encourage any other person to do so.
An occupation order prevents the perpetrator from approaching or entering a specific property, the address of which is provided to the court and included in the order. There will be a specified distance around the property that the perpetrator will be prevented from entering.
If you are experiencing domestic violence or you are concerned for your safety, or the safety of your children, we recommend that you take some, or all, of the following steps:
- Contact the Police
- Contact the National Domestic Violence helpline on 0808 2000 247
- Contact your local Women’s refuge on 0808 2000 247
- Contact your GP
- Contact a Solicitor for advice with regard to applying for an injunction
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