Domestic abuse can take many forms; if you recognise any of these, you might benefit from talking to a family lawyer…
Can you answer yes to any of the following?
- Are you timid, worried or anxious when you previously felt confident and outgoing?
- Have you lost touch with you friends and do family members keep their distance?
- Does your partner question you about what you spend your money on?
- Do they control the family finances and/or take your money?
- Do you feel as if your partner always has to know where you are or who you’ve been with?
- Do they often seem to know what you’ve been doing and with whom without you telling them?
- Does your partner accompany you shopping or insist on doing it themselves?
- Does your partner belittle you, or suggest you have psychological issues?
- Does your partner threaten to report to you to authorities such as the police or social services, or inform your employers about something?
- Do you feel like your partner criticises you excessively, and/or humiliates you?
- Is your partner excessively jealous or possessive?
- Are you told what to wear or how to dress?
- Does your partner physically hurt or threaten to hurt you, your children or your pets?
- Do you feel as if you’re to blame for your partner’s behaviour?
- Are things getting broken within the home?
- Does partner experience frequent mood swings and move between them without warning?
- Does your partner insist on sexual activity regardless of your wishes or feelings?
Domestic abuse takes many forms and you don’t have to put up with it.
If you have answered yes to one or more of the scenarios above, then you could be a victim of domestic abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse, emotional abuse or coercive control. It’s not your fault.
Take control NOW
You can take control of the situation again; we have experienced family law solicitors on hand to help you every step of the way.
Even if you think you might be ‘imagining things’ it could still be worth talking to someone who can advise you. You might even recognise some of the things mentioned above happening to a friend, or someone in your own family. If you’re not sure whether what’s going on is right, or think it could be abusive, we can give you a safe space where you will be able to speak to someone knowledgeable about the things that are making you feel unhappy or vulnerable.
About our specialist domestic abuse solicitors
Our experienced domestic abuse lawyers are here to help you take back control.
They will talk to you about the issues that are worrying you and explain family law procedures to you so that you can make a decision that’s right for your family.
Once you’ve decided how you want to proceed, they will help you make any applications for protection orders should you need them, talking you through the process and supporting you every step of the way.
Help with children and finances
Our domestic abuse specialists can also help you with the issues surrounding the relationship breakdown. Experienced in family law, they will use their expertise and knowledge to help you with making legal arrangements for any children, as well as supporting you with court applications to do with children and financial issues.
Children and finances are often used by abusers to help continue their abuse, and we know that in these cases, it’s important to handle these things differently and sensitively.
Our domestic abuse team is experienced in dealing with all types of abuse, and we work with a number of charities to support victims.
Will it be expensive?
We can offer a number of different hourly rates and/or fixed fees and can also assist in putting you in touch with people that could help with getting a short-term loan to cover any legal costs that might be involved.
Contact us in confidence for more information on how we can help.