Sadly, domestic abuse is an issue in a large number of relationships. Domestic abuse can include physical abuse and also emotional or financial abuse. At Butcher and Barlow, we have a supportive team of experts who are able to advise on these issues and the support that can be put in place to assist you and your children if you are victims of domestic abuse. This includes applying to the court for non-molestation orders and occupation orders (injunctions). These orders can protect you and your children from domestic abuse. They can also protect your occupation of a home.
We are able to obtain legal aid for your case in circumstances where this is available. We offer a free initial assessment where we can assess whether you would be entitled to receive legal aid for domestic abuse issues.
Our specialist Family Law team are also able to advise on the other issues that may arise where a relationship breaks down due to domestic abuse including divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, children and financial issues. In addition, we have experts who are able to advise on the involvement of the local authority/social services if they become involved with your family due to issues of domestic abuse.