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If you are suffering from domestic abuse within your relationship, it can be an emotional, frightening and difficult time. Our experienced family law team understand this sensitive situation. They are sympathetic and aware of the issues surrounding it, including the effect that this behaviour has on children and your life outside of the home.
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone regardless of their social group, class, age, race, disability, sexuality or lifestyle. Abuse can begin at any time - in a new relationship or after many years together.
Here at Wright Solicitors, we understand that if you are experiencing domestic abuse you may feel humiliated, alone and confused. We know that you are not to blame and we are here to help you.
In order for you to get protection that lasts then you will require an injunction against the individual responsible for the abuse against you. There are two different types of injunctions that you can obtain:
A non-molestation order is aimed at:
Preventing your partner or ex-partner from using or threatening violence against you or your children or
Intimidating, harassing or pestering you or your children or
Encouraging anyone else to do so.
This is in order to ensure the health, safety and well-being of yourself and your children.
An Occupation Order regulates who can live in the family home. It can also restrict your abuser from entering the surrounding area.
You may want to apply for an Occupation Order if:
You do not feel safe continuing to live with your partner or
You have left home because of violence, but want to return and exclude your abuser .
Wright Solicitors are contracted with the Legal Aid Agency and, if you are eligible, Legal Aid might be available to help with all or some of your legal costs. We can assess your case and your financial circumstances and tell you whether you are eligible for Legal Aid.