Everyone has the right to feel safe in their own home. The threat of violence, abuse or harassment from a family member means there often appears to be no escape for the victim and this can lead them to feel too scared to seek help.
Many people live in fear of violence from their partners or even extended family members and this has far-reaching consequences for both themselves as well as their children. Murder by partners or ex-partners accounts for a large majority of all women that are killed. Our family lawyers can help to protect both you and your family in these situations.
We understand how emotional this can be for those involved and we will offer sensitive and practical advice on how your case should proceed to offer you the best protection available, always in the strictest of confidence. To speak one of our team, please complete the online enquiry form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Domestic violence can cover a wide variety of offences, including physical, emotional, financial or sexual abuse. Those suffering from domestic violence need help to take swift, positive action to prevent continuing repeat abuse.
There are many different ways to help overcome the impact of domestic abuse and this does not necessarily mean via the police. There are also other remedies available and we can discuss the best options in each individual case.
We can support and represent clients facing any form of violence or abuse from a partner, former partner or family member and ensure that they are protected going forward. We understand how difficult these situations are for those involved and will try and make the process as easy as possible. Victims of domestic violence can find retelling the facts very traumatic, which is why our family law team will always be sensitive and compassionate in getting you the help that you need.
Ending relationships that have been abusive or violent can be especially difficult, but we can support you through all the necessary decisions and procedures. Where there are children, our specialist family team can also make any relevant applications to ensure that their wellbeing and safety is also protected.
Legal systems throughout Europe and the rest of the world are increasingly recognising the impact of domestic violence and the fact the offences take place in the victim’s home by a relative is an aggravating factor. Domestic violence offences, therefore, result in more stringent penalties and longer prison sentences. Other court orders can be used to protect the victim and family members including children.
Clients living abroad can find the process even more daunting. From our offices in the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany and Tunisia, our multi-lingual lawyers are available to discuss your case in your language. These cases are highly sensitive and can be very complicated, so it is imperative to get legal advice as early as possible to ensure the best outcome possible.
We can also offer support to those that have been accused of domestic violence and discuss how to proceed in light of the facts and circumstances of your case. Accusations of this kind can have very serious repercussions on all aspects of your life so it is vitally important that you contact us as soon as you are aware of any domestic violence allegations made against you.
Domestic violence cases are often very difficult, with raised emotions. We understand the pressure that this can place on our clients and our specialist team of family lawyers can guide you every step of your family law matter to make sure that you get the best outcome for your particular circumstances. Our multi-lingual divorce lawyers are based throughout Europe and Africa and can assist clients involved in complicated international cases.