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Do not suffer in silence - start a domestic abuse claim today.
Our specialist domestic abuse solicitors are here to offer full support to survivors of domestic abuse, ensuring you and your children have the protection you need from your partner, ex partner or another family member.
We will provide a reliable, sympathetic service that takes your circumstances into account while advising you on your legal position and how best to protect yourself. All information you provide will be kept completely confidential. Ramsdens’ domestic abuse solicitors are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Resolution, meaning we are recognised as a specialist in providing advice and professional legal support in situations of abuse.
Contact us now to discuss making a domestic abuse claim by calling 01484 821 500, or fill out our online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a time that is suitable for you. If you wish to discuss your circumstances when you are alone, please state a specific time on our contact form and we will do our best to meet your needs.
If you are worried about leaving an internet trail, you might prefer to use a friend’s computer, a work computer or visit a local library or internet cafe to ensure you are safe.
Ramsdens Solicitors believes that domestic abuse is wrong in all circumstances and we are committed to assisting anyone who may be suffering Our professional, experienced solicitors will provide guidance on your legal position and how to best protect yourself and your family.
Domestic abuse can take many different forms, including behaviour such as:
If you are suffering from domestic abuse, a non-molestation order can be obtained from the court to help protect you and any children in your care.
Dependent on the circumstances, it may be necessary for you to meet with one of our team on the same day that you contact us. We will book an appointment as soon as possible for those that need help and advice urgently.
Why choose us?
Ramsdens Solicitors has been providing legal advice and assistance to the people of Yorkshire for more than 150 years, and during this time we have gained a reputation as a reliable, sympathetic and knowledgeable legal specialist.
Our domestic abuse solicitors will endeavour to handle your case sensitively and diligently, ensuring that you and your family receive the care and protection you need at this difficult time. We believe that nobody deserves to be subjected to violence, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that you are empowered to make a change.
We are committed to treating all of our clients with the highest level of care, and will do our utmost to provide you with the support you require. In our most recent client satisfaction feedback survey, 97% of respondents said they were happy with our overall performance.
Find out more about our awards and accreditations here.
What protections are available if I have suffered domestic abuse?
There are two types of court orders available to people who are suffering from domestic abuse. Our solicitors can advise you on the best protection for your particular set of circumstances. The court can make one or both of the following orders:
This provides legal restraints to someone from using or threatening violence to a person or child. It can also prevent someone from instructing or encouraging someone to use or threaten violence against a person. If a non-molestation order is breached, the person can be arrested.
This states who can live in the family home and outlines who may have to leave for a period of time to ensure protection for the victim and their children. The actual terms of the order can be wide reaching, meaning they can specify whether someone is forbidden from entering the entire home, or just an area within the home.
An occupation order can also prevent someone who has left the property from coming within a certain distance of it. It is possible for the court to make orders to provide protection to accommodate any unique facts of the case.
It can also provide information if there is concern about the affordability of living in a property if one of the owners is forced to leave. The court can require the partner to continue to pay for the property - ie. the mortgage or rent - for a specific period of time.
Extra protection can be provided which means that if the order is breached, the police are able to arrest the perpetrator without a warrant and bring them into custody.
How long do orders apply for?
The length of time that an order applies for depends on the court and your circumstances. In most cases, they apply for weeks, months or for a year or more.