Domestic Violence & Abuse
Domestic violence and abuse occur in different forms whether physical, mental, sexual, financial, or emotional abuse.
Domestic abuse takes place when one person seeks to gain control over another person by a pattern of violent behaviours in a relationship – not only can this have a profound impact on the victim, but also any children that are witness to such actions.
Terrells LLP are here to help and can assist you on an emergency basis where appropriate.
Domestic Violence & Abuse Solicitors
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, there are numerous options available to you. These include, but are not limited to, reporting the abuse to the police, leaving the home, or seeking the advice and support of local charities in your area.
Our paramount concern for anyone suffering the horrific impacts of domestic violence and abuse is their safety. Once you feel confident to seek legal advice, we can help you in the following ways:
Harassment Warning Letter
Protection from Harassment Order
Committal where someone has breached an Undertaking
Why Choose Us?
Our expert team of solicitors will offer realistic and impartial advice to ensure that all of the appropriate steps are taken to ensure the safety of you and your family, while limiting the possibilities of further occurrences.
We are fully regulated by Solicitors Regulation Authority and Members of Resolution, the UK Family Law Association
Domestic Violence FAQs
Domestic abuse can be a singular incident of violence or sexual abuse. However, in most cases it involves a pattern of controlling, threatening and coercive behaviour, often including violence, emotional or sexual abuse.
Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Coercive behaviour
- Psychological or emotional abuse
- Physical or sexual abuse
- Financial abuse
- Harassment and stalking
- Online abuse
At Terrells LLP, we are here to offer a supportive and helping hand to ensure that you and your family are able to fully exercise your rights to live a happy and healthy life.
We can help domestic abuse victims in a number of ways:
- We can assist you in applying for a Non-Molestation Order or an Occupation Order, which can provide protection from an abusive partner or grant you access to your home.
- We can provide advice on divorce or separation if your relationship has broken down due to abuse.
- Help you understand your rights and options for pursuing criminal charges against an abusive partner.
Victims of domestic abuse in the UK can seek various legal remedies, including obtaining a Non-Molestation Order or an Occupation Order, pursuing criminal charges against the abuser, initiating divorce or separation proceedings, and seeking child custody and financial support.
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