Harassment and Domestic Violence
Domestic abuse is something that no one should ever have to suffer; and the experienced family law team at MHHP Solicitors are here to help you to put a stop to any violence and harassment you may be experiencing.
Domestic violence is defined by the government as:
“Any incident, or pattern of incidents, of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality.“
It’s not just physical violence that constitutes domestic abuse; it can also include emotional, psychological, sexual, and financial abuse too. If you’re in a situation where your partner or a member of your family is controlling you or coercing you into doing things by abusing you in the ways mentioned, then it’s important that you seek help, both from the police and from a family law solicitor.
How we can help
There are several types of court order that can be filed in order to protect you from domestic violence:
- Non-molestation Order: An injunction that prevents someone from being violent, threatening, intimidating, or harassing towards you or your child(ren). Any breach of this order is a criminal offence with a penalty of up to five years in prison.
- Occupation Order: This determines who can live in the family home; it may prevent them from entering the home altogether, or restrict access to certain parts of the home. The order can also prevent the abuser from coming within a certain radius of the home.
Both of these orders can be made in the first instance with or without contacting the abuser. Our team of family law solicitors in Barnet are very experienced in domestic violence cases so we’re able to advise you of what will work best in your particular situation.
You’re in safe hands with us. Get in touch with Jon Gilbert today to arrange your free half hour consultation and find out how we can help you.