I have suffered domestic violence, what should I do?
Domestic violence can manifest itself in many ways. Many people just think of physical violence but domestic violence is much more than that, it can include controlling behaviour, psychological or emotional abuse, sexual or financial abuse.
Solicitors at Smith Partnership can help to protect victims of domestic violence and their children. We can seek injunctive orders, the main types of orders are non-molestation orders which prevent someone from using, or threatening, physical violence, it also prohibits intimidation, pestering etc. If this order is breached, it constitutes a criminal offence. Occupation orders can also be obtained, this order relates to who lives in the family home. Smith Partnership work closely with the police, refuges and Local Authorities to help victims of domestic abuse become safe and obtain the protection they need.