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Divorce & Family Law > Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Solicitors

Suffering domestic abuse, or seeing a relative or loved one experience abuse in the home can be an unpleasant and even terrifying ordeal.

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Domestic abuse is an issue which can affect people of both sexes, from all walks of life and every type of background.  It is not just partners or ex-partners who can experience domestic violence, but it can affect parents, children, and other family members too.  Our expert domestic violence solicitors are passionate about assisting people who experience domestic abuse at what can often be a very traumatic time.

Domestic abuse is not just limited to violence and can include any of the following:

  • Threats
  • Violence
  • Intimidation
  • Controlling behaviour, including controlling your finances
  • Sexual violence
  • Coercive behaviour
  • Emotional abuse
  • Psychological abuse

Whether you require protection from a non-molestation order or an occupation order, our expert domestic abuse solicitor team can advise and guide you. If it becomes necessary for you to attend court, we can make arrangements for you to attend court in safety.

Legal Aid is often available to people who wish to obtain legal advice about domestic violence issues and our team can advise whether legal aid is available in your case.

Our specialist legal team can advise you, whether you want an initial appointment at a fixed fee to discuss your options, if you need to make an urgent court application for an injunction (a non-molestation order to protect you and/or your children from harm), or if you need an occupation order to ensure your ex-partner does not return to live in your home or does not approach it.

Sensitive and professional legal advice

Anyone can be a victim of violence, regardless of their age or gender. Domestic violence is a term which describes any situation where one or more people harm someone that they have a relationship with. Domestic violence does not necessarily take place exclusively within the home of the victim or the perpetrator. Elderly people and young children can be particularly vulnerable to domestic violence and they may not be able to defend themselves from their attacker. The specialist domestic violence solicitors at Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors are trained to deal with delicate issues surrounding domestic violence cases in a sensitive and professional manner.

In any situation where you are suffering from domestic violence or you know or suspect a family member, friend or relative is suffering from domestic violence then it is important that you seek advice from a professional domestic violence solicitor. Our domestic violence team has helped many people who have been in situations where they have suffered some form of abuse to get the legal protection they need. For a confidential discussion with one of our domestic violence solicitors to find out how we can help you, call Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors today.

Domestic violence and domestic abuse legal advice

As specialists in domestic violence law, our solicitors can offer guidance and assistance on the legal options available to allow you to gain protection from your abuser. One of the legal options open to you, if you are a victim of domestic violence, is to apply to a court for an injunction. There are two types of injunction available under the Family Law Act 1996 to help to protect you from domestic violence. These are Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders. If necessary your domestic violence law solicitor can represent you in an application for one of these orders.

A Non-Molestation Order is an injunction that prevents someone you have had a relationship with, or who you have lived with, from using violence or threats of violence against you or your children. This covers a wide variety of behaviours including intimidation, harassment and pestering that, whilst they might not be physically harmful, can also play a part in domestic abuse. Following recent changes to domestic violence law, if a Non-Molestation Order is made, then breach of that Order is itself a criminal offence, even if no other crime is committed at the time the Order is breached. This means any breach needs to be reported to the police. Criminal Courts have the power to sentence someone who breaks an order to a maximum term of 5 years imprisonment.

If you have been the victim of domestic violence and you would like a confidential discussion with one of the solicitors from our Family Law department regarding your legal options, call 0151 239 1181 today.

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