Protecting you from abuse
Being abused by a partner or family member is a frightening experience. 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.
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 Nelsons’ domestic violence solicitors can help
We have a team of specialist solicitors who are experienced in protecting victims of domestic abuse and will respond quickly to your enquiry. Our team understand how distressing abuse is and handle all cases with sensitivity and professionalism with the aim of protecting you from future abuse.