Domestic Violence

If you or your children have been subject to domestic violence or harassment by a partner or a family member then you should seek urgent advice from one of our family team.

We can tell you whether you should seek protection through a 'Family Law Order' and whether you would be entitled to receive public funding (legal aid) to pursue such an action.

The court can make a number of orders. These include:

Non Molestation Injunction Order

For when you and / or your children have been subject to actual violence or threatened with violence. Non molestation injunction orders may also be appropriate where you have been harassed or intimidated (e.g. with repeated abusive telephone calls, text messages  and / or  emails). 

Occupation Order

An occupation order allows you to live in the family home to the exclusion of the other party and may also exclude them from the immediate area and other designated places.

Our Domestic Abuse Law Advice

Our family lawyers appreciate that this is likely to be a very stressful time and will react calmly, efficiently and quickly to advise and assist.  In appropriate circumstances we can seek to apply to the court that day, without notifying the other party, so that you and your children are protected. 

There are other practical issues we can help you with. For instance, we can direct you to agencies who can provide accommodation and funding for emergency assistance (including housing benefit).

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There are other practical issues we can help you with. For instance, we can direct you to agencies who can provide accommodation and funding for emergency assistance (including housing benefit).

At BHP Law we pride ourselves in being able to assist sensitively and where necessary proactively.  If you find yourself in an abusive relationship then please be assured any information you give us will be strictly confidential and only used to safeguard and advise you appropriately.

If you would like to have a chat about your options or how we may be able to help you please contact a member of the team below, complete our call back form  or contact us directly at your local office.

Your Family Law Team

Amanda Adeola

Partner

Amanda has worked in the North Eastern Circuit since qualifying as a solicitor. She trained and worked with two law firms in Darlington before moving…

Andrea Hewitson

Partner

Andrea took her law degree at Northumbria University and went on to study for the solicitors exams at Chester Law School. Andrea joined Harvey &…

Leanne Walker

Trainee Legal Executive

Leanne made the change from the procurement sector to law, having completed her part-time Open University law degree with upper second class honours in…

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