Legal assistance in cases of domestic abuse UK

Manchester and Blackburn based solicitors

Relationships which turn violent will often have a damaging effect on the victim and the rest of their family. Our expert domestic abuse solicitors can offer you a helping hand when you feel that there is no way out.

If this sounds like you, get in touch. Our domestic abuse solicitors are based in Blackburn and Manchester and will be by your side throughout your separation process and help you move forward.

AWH Solicitors is a provider of legal aid services, so legal aid may be available to you.

Please note: We are a solicitor firm with offices in Manchester and Blackburn, United Kingdom, and can only assist in family law matters to those living in England and Wales.

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Even if it feels like there’s no way out, there is. No-one deserves to be in a relationship dictated by fear, and you should never be made to feel that you can’t ask for help if you feel like you are being abused.

Depending on your circumstances, you may need our help with your separation or divorce, division of assets and child arrangements. In cases of domestic abuse you may also need a:

Our expert family law solicitors understand that cases of domestic abuse need to be dealt with sensitively and urgently. In these type of cases, your safety and that of your children is always our main priority.

At AWH, our expert domestic abuse solicitors will make sure you feel safe and comfortable throughout your separation or divorce.

The protective measurements we can enforce

We have years of experience in helping domestic abuse victims reclaim their freedom. This allows us to offer you the best advice for your situation.

We can help you apply for one or both of the following, as well as helping with your divorce or separation agreements:

If the individual breaches the terms of their court order, they could face several years imprisonment, however this is very rare. We can also arrange protection for your children and help you get a divorce from your abusive partner.

Not wanting to deal with your partner directly in this situation is perfectly understandable. If this is the case, we can manage any separation issues on your behalf.

Recognising the signs of domestic abuse

Domestic abuse isn’t always physical. Below are some common examples of abusive behaviour which you should look out for, whether in your own life or someone else’s:

  • Harassment – this includes stalking, sending unwanted texts and letters, humiliating you or violating your privacy
  • Isolation – this could be anything from pressurising or encouraging you to stay away from friends and family to banning contact with the outside world entirely. It’s also common for abusers to monitor online behaviour and text messages
  • Verbal abuse – belittling, name-calling, making accusations and excessive shouting are all examples of verbally abusive behaviour
  • Threats – this could include acting in an intimidating way, threatening violence towards you or your family members or destroying your belongings
  • Controlling behaviour – controlling your access to money, clothing or even food would classify as abuse. Controlling behaviour is one of the first signs of an abusive relationship, but it can be mistaken as romantic and passionate. This behaviour tends to get a lot worse over time
  • Sexual violence – this may include using force towards the victim, degrading them or making sexual and violent threats

If you are suffering from domestic abuse, our domestic abuse solicitors based in Blackburn and Manchester can help you.

Our advice on starting a domestic abuse case

Although the facts of every domestic abuse case differ, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps, if you haven’t taken them yet:

  • Report any incidents of abuse to the police immediately
  • If you are injured, seek medical advice as soon as possible and keep a copy of your GP’s report. If possible, we also recommend that you take photographs of any injuries to build evidence against the abuser
  • Save proof of any abusive or threatening communication such as text messages, emails or letters
  • Keep all of this information in a personal diary, noting specific times and dates wherever you can

These are all unpleasant tasks and may lead to some distressing memories. It is crucial, however, that you gather enough evidence for your domestic abuse solicitors to use.

This will then improve your chances of being granted a protection order and getting justice.

In January 2019, the UK government published a draft of their new domestic abuse bill. For more information about how we can help you, get in touch.

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Guidance and support for victims of domestic abuse

If you have not taken action or tried to get help from anyone else yet, our domestic abuse solicitors can help.

We can liaise with other groups so everything is dealt with efficiently and with the least possible hassle. The kind of groups you may want to contact include:

  • The police
  • Women’s refuge
  • Counselling centres
  • Victim support

Please do not hesitate to contact our domestic violence solicitors for help. Our solicitors based in Blackburn and Manchester can arrange a confidential discussion about your case whenever you feel comfortable.

Starting the process couldn’t be more simple!

  • Contact us Contact us Get in touch however suits you best and arrange a consulation with one of our solicitors
  • Meet an expert Meet an expert You’ll meet the expert solicitor assigned to your case and discuss all the necessary details
  • Authorise Authorise Once we’ve got all the details of your case and you’re happy to proceed, just give us the go-ahead
  • We get to work We get to work It’s time for us to get to work! We’ll set up your file on our system and get to work right away
We’re with you, every step of the way

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