Domestic Violence Solicitors

domestic violence solicitorsIf you are a victim of domestic violence or abuse it is important to know that you are not alone.

At Elite Law Solicitors, we have helped hundreds of clients overcome domestic violence or abuse related issues and we will use our expertise in family law to help you do the same.

Whether you are suffering from domestic violence, threatening and harassing behaviour, exclusion from the family home or allegations of neglect or violence involving children our experienced solicitors will provide you with the necessary support and help you get the protection you require.

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Our enquiry lines are open 24/7 – contact us confidentially by calling 0800 086 2929, emailing info@elitelawsolicitors.co.uk or completing our Free Online Enquiry Form

In addition to office meetings, we offer remote meetings via telephone or video conferencing (Zoom or Skype) and can assist you wherever you are based.

"Chris Dolton was recommended to me, to handle my difficult and contentious divorce. Chris was just excellent and I can't thank him enough for his service. He is knowledgeable, experienced, calming, confidence giving, technically excellent and very responsive. His fees were very reasonable and 100% transparent - good value and fair. I would like to thank him for achieving the outcome I wanted. I highly recommend him and the team at Elite Law Solicitors."
Mrs A, Berkhamsted

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"Chris Dolton was recommended to me, to handle my difficult and contentious divorce. Chris was just excellent and I can't thank him enough for his service. He is knowledgeable, experienced, calming, confidence giving, technically excellent and very responsive. His fees were very reasonable and 100% transparent - good value and fair. I would like to thank him for achieving the outcome I wanted. I highly recommend him and the team at Elite Law Solicitors." Mrs A, Berkhamsted
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What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence takes on many forms, from physical abuse to emotional or psychological manipulation.  Examples of domestic violence include:

  • Physical abuse (punching, slapping, hitting and biting)
  • Emotional/psychological abuse (verbal abuse, humiliation, blaming and isolation)
  • Sexual abuse (rape and unwanted sexual contact)
  • Harassment (being followed, being watched and receiving unwanted contact)

Domestic violence can affect men, women and children. If you are a victim of domestic violence it can often feel like you are trapped, with no way of escaping your situation. Many victims suffer for years without speaking out for fear of the repercussions.

What should I do if I am a victim of Domestic Violence?

Speaking to someone who can assist is the best way to change your situation.  If you are at immediate risk of domestic violence, you should contact the police for urgent assistance.  Thereafter, you should make contact with a solicitor experienced in dealing with domestic violence cases, who can help you apply for Court orders to protect you and your home from threat. If required, a solicitor can deal with an abusive partner directly on your behalf, as well as directing you to further sources of support and advice.

Our experienced domestic violence solicitors can provide the understanding and expertise necessary to help individuals trapped in abusive relationships extricate themselves from their circumstances.  We understand how distressing domestic violence is and deal with all cases with compassion and professionalism with a view to protecting the victim from further abuse.

We are members of Resolution and hold Law Society Family Law Panel Accreditation which demonstrates our knowledge, skill and expertise in this area of law.

If you are a victim of domestic violence or abuse please contact us confidentially by calling 0800 086 2929, emailing info@elitelawsolicitors.co.uk or completing our Free Online Enquiry Form.

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Injunctions And Non-Molestation Orders

Once you have contacted a solicitor in reference to a case of domestic violence, there are several steps that can be taken to help you resolve the situation. The first step is often to apply for a non-molestation order from the Civil Court. If granted, this order will prevent your abuser from harassing or threatening you or your children. To secure a permanent non-molestation order you will have to prepare a case and supply evidence of abuse. Our experienced domestic violence solicitors can assist you with this.

It is also possible to apply for an emergency non-molestation order. This can be put into place immediately; however, it will only last for 28 days, after which time the subject of the order will be allowed to defend themselves in Court. If you are at immediate risk of violence, an emergency order can be a suitable option to grant you the time to prepare a case for a lasting order.

Occupation Orders

An occupation order defines who can or cannot enter a property. As a legally binding order, should your partner break the terms of the order they can be immediately arrested. Applying for an occupation order follows a similar process to applying for a non-molestation order, whereby you must prepare a case to take to Civil Court. If granted, the Court will define the specific terms most suitable for your situation and will also consider arrangements for any children involved in the case.

How Our Domestic Violence Solicitors Can Help

Being the victim of physical, psychological, or emotional abuse at the hands of a partner can be an incredibly isolating experience. However much you may feel like you are alone, it is important to remember that there is always someone you can turn to.

Our domestic violence solicitors have decades of experience assisting clients in resolving issues related to cases of domestic violence. From helping you prepare a case and seek injunctions against an abusive partner, to referring you to other sources of support and advice, there are numerous ways we can help. Our domestic violence solicitors are sensitive and knowledgeable, and our Law Society Family Law Panel Accreditation demonstrates their expertise in this area of law.

Make A Free Enquiry

If you have been or are currently the victim of domestic violence and would like some professional advice or assistance, please arrange a confidential discussion with one of our domestic violence solicitors by calling 0800 086 2929, emailing info@elitelawsolicitors.co.uk or completing our Free Online Enquiry Form.

Please note that we do not offer Legal Aid services at Elite Law Solicitors.

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    Family Law and Divorce

    “I would like to say a thank you to you, and also your team, for guiding me through this process and alleviating me of the stress of the situation. It has been greatly appreciated and I will recommend you to any one in need of similar services.”

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