HRS Family Law Solicitors

EMERGENCY ADVICE LINE

07960 126 872

Domestic Violence

If you are in an abusive relationship we can help you. At HRS we have an emergency rota to ensure that people in fear of domestic violence can get the help they need, fast. Call us today on 07960 126872, 24 hours a day. Our expert family lawyers are on the line to help you.

Domestic Violence

For people who need urgent assistance and protection we are here to help, fast.  The Police should always be the first port of call but if they cannot assist, or even if they have but the perpetrator remains at large, we will apply the very same day to the Court for a Non-Molestation and or Occupation Order. 

We will be with you on the return date and we will liaise with the Police, the Courts and others who can help going forward such as safe haven hostels and Women’s Aid with whom we work very closely.

For those falsely accused we will fight to clear your name, diligently prepare your case for the contested hearing and give you the chance to protect your reputation.  Findings in these cases can have serious repercussions in other cases such as Children Act hearings.

Legal Aid is still available, depending on means, for this area of law and if a relationship turns violent the Legal Aid coverage will extend to all aspects of the legal representation required to resolve the consequences of a relationship breakdown.

Please contact any of our offices at any time or our emergency telephone line, 07960 126872, out of hours.

How we can help…

We can help you get protection, fast. We have a dedicated team of family lawyers who can help apply for non molestion orders and help you leave an abusive situation the very same day. If you are fearful of domestic abuse do not delay, call our emergency line right away on 07960 126 872.

Domestic Violence Frequently Asked Questions

Will a non-molestation order stop me from seeing my kids?

If you have had a non molestation order taken out on you then at any future court hearings the judge will likely request a fact finding report to try and find ou what really happened. They will take this into consideration when deciding how often and when you can see your children again. If this has happened to you then you need to book an appointment with an expert family lawyer right away to protect yourself.

I am a victim of domestic abuse. Can the family courts help protect me?

Absolutely, the family Courts have woken up to the issue as have the Police. There are people here who can help you and protect you. First, go to the Police and then contact a family lawyer. We are experts in resolvng domestic violence issues. We can help you apply for a non-molestation order under the FLA 1996 that will prevent your abuser from contacting you. We will also introduce you to specialist chairties and services that can help you with free counselling, housing and support networks. Call us on our emergency line for immediate support:  07960 126 872

I want to leave my abuser but I'm terrified of what happens if they find out. Can I get help without them knowing?

if you are experiencing domestic violence which could consist of physical, sexual or psychological abuse, including threats of harm, you are entitled to seek the protection of the Court through an injunction without notifying the abuser. This is called a Non-Molestation Order and is intended to prohibit someone from committing acts of harm, either directly or through other means. This type of injunction, once made by the Court and served upon the other side and the police, carries with it an automatic power of arrest if the terms of the injunction are breached, something that acts as a valuable deterrent. Call us on our emergency line in complete confidence and we can help: 07960 126 872 or if you prefere book a free appointment at a time and place of your choosing. 

My partner is violent towards me in my home. I want to leave but I have nowhere to go. Can you help?

Yes! We deal with this situation quite regularly. If someone is being violent to you in your home it may be possible to get an Occupation order. This would mean that person gets ‘excluded’ or evicted from the house and is no longer allowed to visit. This is an ideal solution if the circumstances mean that you are in danger or your children are being placed in an unsatisfactory position.  Book an appointment with us or call our emergency line on 07960 126 872 for fast and confidential help.

My partner has become more violent. I'm scared for myself. What should I do?

The first thing to do is to contact the police. If you are in danger then it will likely be possible for you to get a place in a hostel where your partner will not be able to find you.  If the police don’t help or you find yourself in a safe place, call us or book an appointment. We can help you get court orders that stop your abuser from seeing you and we can introduce you to organisations that will help with counselling, housing and general support. Our emergency line is 07960 126 872

What is a non molestation order?

A non molestation order is a type of injunction available to victims of domestic violence. Its terms are defined in the 1996 Family Law Act. If you take out a non molestation order against someone then they will be prevented from seeing you under penalty of arrest. We find that this type of injunction is a very powerful detterent against abusers. If you would like help obtaining one book a free appointment or contact us on our emergency line: 07960 126 872

What is an Occupation Order?

An occupation order is one of two types of injunction available to victims of domestic violence under the Family Law Act. If someone from your own house is being violent, an occupation order effectively evicts that person from the house and prevents them from accessing it. It is the most effective way of stopping violence in the home. If you would like to obtain one book a free appointment today or call our emergency line 07960 126 872

My partner has made up allegations against me and obtained a non-molestation order against me. What should I do?

You are in a difficult position as you will not get Legal aid and agreeing to an order puts you in danger of further false allegations being made against you which could lead to prison.  Our advice is to oppose the order, at the return date, and preferably instruct a Solicitor to represent you. We can help! Book a first free appointment today and we can talk through your options.

Will a non-molestation order stop me from seeing my kids?

If you have had a non molestation order taken out on you then at any future court hearings the judge will likely request a fact finding report to try and find ou what really happened. They will take this into consideration when deciding how often and when you can see your children again. If this has happened to you then you need to book an appointment with an expert family lawyer right away to protect yourself.

I've been accused of domestic violence. Can I get Legal Aid?

Unfortunately if you have been accused of Domestic Violence Legal Aid is not available. We can still help though. At our first free appointment we can help you understand what is happening and what you can do. We can then carry out work for you to support your case for fixed fees. This includes things like filling out court forms, giving general advice or representing you in court. Book your first free appointment today for more information. 

What others are saying about our domestic violence service?

SM- Walsall Branch

I seriously can’t thank you all enough! Eveyone form the receptionist to my Solicitor all helped me so much. I’m so glad women’s aid recommended you.

RD- West Brom Branch

I first contacted HRS two years ago when my husband’s abuse got too much. They helped me get my house back and put me in touch with all these amazing charities that gave me help and counselling. I’m still on my journey of healing but HRS are the ones who helped me start the journey at the start. If you are scared just contact them.

SC- Erdington Branch

HRS helped keep me and the kids safe from my ex. We’ve started a whole new life now. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

We offer everyone a first free appointment

If you are in an abusive relationship, don’t hesitate to call us. The first appointment is always free and legal aid is almost always available. We can help you leave an abusive relationship. PLease don’t hesitate to call. 

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