While it can be argued that feelings often run high in families, there are situations in which a relationship has gone past what could be termed ‘emotionally charged’ and entered a pattern of control, abuse or violence.
We understand abuse can be mental, financial, emotional, physical or a combination of all four. You may be suffering from unacceptable behaviour like threats of violence, threats of eviction or threats of your children being taken away. Or you may be being forced to endure a prolonged pattern of repeated violence, physical or emotional abuse at the hands of your partner.
In many cases – if you act quickly and decisively - the abuse can diffused by a lawyer’s letter before more formal action is needed. Such letter outlines the steps that will be taken if the abuser does not cease immediately.
If a letter doesn’t work or tougher action is required, we can obtain a range of protective orders from the court on your behalf. We can do so on a same-day emergency basis where necessary and will advise you exactly what legal steps are necessary to keep you – and your children - safe and out of harm’s way.
We provide all of this support in confidence and with the empathy and compassion you need to resolve an abusive situation.
If you are in abusive situation, and need help and support, please email Nicola Poole or give her a call in confidence on 01865 594268.