Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse can take place in various different ways and forms. It has been defined by the Government as:

any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to:

  • Psychological
  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Financial
  • Emotional
  • Controlling behaviour

Whilst in a relationship it can be very difficult to know that you are in an abusive relationship. At Orange Tree Solicitors we understand this and always act in a sensitive and understanding way to ensure the best result for you.

There are various remedies which can be undertaken including:

  • Writing a warning letter;
  • Obtaining an emergency order to exclude/restrict occupation of the family home (Occupation Order); or
  • Obtaining personal protection from abusive behaviour (Non-Molestation Order).

We can also help if you have been served with a Non-Molestation Order or Occupation Order and need to know what to do next to defend the application and ensure your legal rights are preserved.