Protecting you from abuse
Being abused by a partner or family member is a frightening experience. At Nelsons, we have a team of specialist domestic violence solicitors who are experienced in helping victims of domestic abuse, and can help you apply for protection from the Court.
Domestic violence can place in a number of ways, which includes:
- Physical violence
- Sexual abuse
- Harassing the victim
- Threatening behaviour
- Emotional abuse
- Coercive and controlling behaviour
Protection from domestic abuse
Under the Family Law Act 1996, the Court offers protection to the victims of domestic violence where the abuser was associated with them, such as a partner, parent or other family member, and has various powers such as:
- Non-molestation orders – to prevent violence, threats of violence or harassing and pestering and molesting behaviour.
- Occupation orders – to exclude someone from the family home, or prevent them from coming within a specified distance of it.
The Police can make an arrest if they suspect that these orders have been breached. The person breaching the order will also be guilty of contempt of Court and can be sent to prison.
How our domestic violence solicitors can help
Our team of specialist domestic abuse solicitors are experienced in protecting victims of domestic violence and will respond quickly to your enquiry. Our team understand how distressing domestic abuse is and handle all cases with sensitivity and professionalism with the aim of protecting you from future abuse.
- Resolution Accredited Specialists
- Law Society Family Panel & Advanced Family Panel members
- Law Society Children Panel Members
Please contact us on 0800 024 1976 or via our online enquiry form to discuss how our specialist domestic violence solicitors in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham can help you.
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