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Injunctions (Domestic Abuse)

Dealing with domestic abuse, violence, or harassment within the family setting is deeply distressing. At our firm, we recognise the sensitivity of such matters and are committed to providing understanding, support, and expert legal guidance to those in need. Our experienced team is here to help you through these difficult times, offering comprehensive advice on obtaining injunctions as a protective measure.

Dealing with Injunctions

Our priority is your safety. Domestic abuse extends beyond physical violence; it can include emotional, psychological, financial control, and more. Whether the abuse occurs between couples, within families, or among those living together, our goal is to protect you and any children from further harm.

Our team is adept at taking immediate action to safeguard you and your family. This includes going to court for emergency orders if necessary, always with the utmost confidentiality. We also offer guidance on legal aid eligibility and can arrange support through specialised domestic abuse charities and groups.

An injunction is a legal tool in the form of a court order, designed to protect individuals from further harm by requiring someone to do or refrain from doing specific actions. In the context of family and childcare law, injunctions primarily serve to prevent domestic abuse and provide survivors with a sense of safety and security.

Non-Molestation Order

This order is designed to stop your partner or ex-partner from using or threatening violence against you or your children. It covers a wide range of abusive behaviours including harassment, pestering, and intimidation. Non-Molestation Orders can also extend to preventing your abuser from encouraging others to harass you.

Occupation Order

An Occupation Order focuses on regulating occupancy in the family home. It can:

  • Prevent your abuser from evicting you
  • Allow you back into the home if you have been forced out
  • Exclude your abuser from the home, or certain parts of it
  • Prohibit your abuser from entering the surrounding area

The first step is to contact our team for a confidential discussion about your situation. We can then advise on the next steps, including the preparation of your application and the submission to court.

The process of applying for an injunction starts with gathering evidence of the abuse. This evidence is crucial in demonstrating the need for legal protection. Our experts can guide you through what is considered relevant evidence and how to compile it effectively.

Evidence can include but is not limited to, police reports, medical records, witness statements, and any communication from the abuser (texts, emails, etc.).

We can assist in assessing your eligibility for legal aid, which can significantly reduce or even cover the cost of obtaining an injunction. If legal aid is not an option, we provide clear, fixed-fee pricing to ensure transparency and affordability.

While our primary focus is supporting victims of domestic abuse, we also offer advice and representation to those accused of such behaviour. Understanding the implications and legal steps necessary is vital for anyone facing allegations.

If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic abuse, our dedicated team is here to help. Contact us today on 01482 323 697 for a confidential discussion on how we can support you in taking the steps towards a safer future.

Contact Williamsons Solicitors on 01482 323 697.

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Kirby

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Lovel

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Knight

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