At hpjv solicitors we understand that Domestic Abuse is all too common and on the increase. Domestic abuse is often a hidden crime which occurs mainly within the family home behind closed doors and is often not reported or disclosed to the police or other family members. We appreciate that the victims of abuse can be men and women of all ages and backgrounds and in all types of relationships.
What is Domestic Abuse?
Domestic abuse, also known as domestic violence, can include a range of behaviours that one person may inflict upon another. This can include not only physical but emotional, sexual and financial abuse in couple relationships but also between family relationships. A person who is a victim of domestic abuse is not at fault even if the abuser may lead you to believe this.
Our lawyers are always understanding and sympathetic when asked to advise and help you in such matters, whether it be for just an initial meeting or whether to advise you on the appropriate action to take to protect yourself and where necessary, your children.
All appointments are held in the strictest confidence as we appreciate that this is a very difficult issue to talk about to others. Our lawyers are friendly and approachable and understand that you will not only require legal advice on what to do next but advice on the practical steps that you will need to take. We will point you in the right direction and make referrals to organisations such as Women’s Aid and Men’s Advice Line for any additional support and guidance that you require. The aim is to protect you and any children from future harm.
Whatever the type, frequency or level of abuse you may be suffering, we would encourage you not to suffer in silence and to contact one of our Family team for a Free First Consultation so that we can offer you guidance on how to change your situation.
As this is a difficult subject to deal with, we have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions.