We understand that the issue of domestic violence is a sensitive and emotional subject, particularly for those who have suffered at the hands of it. Domestic violence often leads to serious problems, both physically and emotionally. Therefore, it is important you seek help from a legal professional as soon as possible.
If you are suffering or have suffered from abuse or domestic violence, PDA Law is here to help. We understand the importance of resolving a domestic abuse case as quickly as possible, which is why we work hard to ensure each case is settled in an efficient and empathetic manner.
Our team of family lawyers specialises in dealing with sensitive issues such as abuse and domestic violence, and our priority is to protect you and your family from further harm. Help is just a call away, so speak to us today by calling 01244 373 373 or fill out our online contact form.
Making the First Step
People who suffer from domestic violence often live in fear of their own and their family’s safety. However, by contacting PDA Law you can take the first step to ending the violence against you. You can talk to a solicitor you trust, who will talk to you in confidence about your case and discuss your legal options.
Taking Legal Action
Our family law solicitors will help you make an informed decision on what course of legal action is best for your situation. This will usually take the form of a court order – also know as an injunction.
There are two court orders that are typically used in domestic abuse cases. These are:
- non-molestation order – this order prevents your partner from abusing or threatening you and your family. Abusive behaviour that is stopped by a non-molestation order includes harassment, sexual and emotional abuse and controlling behaviour.
- occupation order – an occupation order outlines who can and cannot live in your family home. If you are in an abusive relationship and wish for your partner to be evicted from the family home, an occupation order will prevent them from legally returning.
If your partner does not adhere to the terms of the court order, you can take them to civil court to take further action.
You are eligible to take out an order if you are an ‘associated person’. This means you and the abuser must be associated with each other in some way. An associated person can include:
- a spouse or ex spouse
- a civil partner or ex partner
- cohabitants and ex cohabitants (including same sex couples)
- the parent of your child
- a partner of significant duration
Contact Us Today
Our solicitors are highly experienced in dealing with domestic abuse cases. During this time, we will take care of your case with sensitivity and care. Take a step in the right direction and contact us today for a FREE no obligation consultation. Simply call us on 01244 373 373, or fill out our online contact form.