Domestic Abuse

Just coming to this realisation is the first step to independance

Domestic abuse does not just mean violent behaviour, it deals with an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, cohesive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse.  This encompasses psychological, physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse. Controlling and coercive behaviour may be hidden and often harder to see or prove than physical violence, but it is not less damaging or frightening.

There are some fantastic specialist local services to provide practical support to you as a victim of domestic abuse and having close contacts with these means that we will be able to put you in touch with the best support to help you through this dark time.

As solicitors, we can guide you through the steps you need to take to protect yourself and any children you may have by applying for emergency injunctions as follows (both on notice to the other party and without notice in the most serious cases and where the risk involved requires it):

  • Non-molestation orders
  • Occupation orders
domestic abuse - Cora Valentine-Goddard Family Law Solicitor

If you would like to talk in confidence please fill in the form below to apply for a 30 minute free consultation, where we can briefly talk through a suggested plan ahead.