Domestic abuse

Understanding your needs

Domestic abuse is experienced at all levels of society regardless of age, gender, race, sexuality or wealth.  It’s not just about physical violence. Abuse can take many forms including psychological, emotional and sexual abuse.

We can help you to obtain an injunction to protect yourself and advise you about what other help is available.

We will never pressure you to take any action that you are not comfortable with.

Dealing with domestic abuse

Domestic abuse is experienced at all levels of society regardless of age, gender, race, sexuality, wealth and sadly it is an all too common problem. It’s not just about physical violence. Abuse can take many forms including psychological, emotional and sexual abuse.

The risk of domestic abuse can increase when couples separate, especially if there are disagreements about the arrangements for the children, the home or financial matters. We can help to make you and your children safer and deal with many of the problems caused by a violent or difficult relationship.

Many people who have experienced domestic abuse find it difficult to talk about their experiences and are fearful of the consequences of having sought help. We have an experienced team of family lawyers who understand that it’s not always easy to take the first steps towards obtaining help. We will only ever communicate with your ex-partner if you have asked us to and we will give you clear advice about all of the options open to you.

How we can help you

If you are in an abusive relationship (or think you might be) we can help you to obtain an injunction to protect you from any further abuse. This can include removing an abusive partner from the home or preventing him/her contacting you. we can also put you in touch with organisations who can provide practical and moral support.

Domestic abuse can also happen in other family relationships, not just between partners. If you are being abused by someone you are related to you may be able to obtain a court injunction (sometimes known as a “restraining order“)

Our team includes two lawyers who are accredited by Resolution as specialists in dealing with domestic abuse cases.

Ready to talk to one of our specialists?

Family Law Specialist

Carol Chrisfield
carol.chrisfield@simpsonmillar.co.uk

Family Law Specialist

Clair Wygladala
clair.wygladala@simpsonmillar.co.uk

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