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Domestic abuse can take many forms and seeking help can be difficult, but there are strong legal protections that can be used to keep you and your loved ones safe. Our domestic abuse solicitors in Reading can provide sensitive support and clear advice on your options, as well as firm representation to get you the help you need.

At Clifton Ingram, we are experts in supporting clients dealing with domestic abuse. We do not just deal with cases of domestic violence, our law firm can support clients experiencing any type of abuse from a romantic partner or family member. Whatever you are experiencing, we will listen and support you to take action.

We work with clients in the Reading area and further afield, providing empathetic and practical domestic abuse help for people in a wide range of circumstances.

Our solicitors for domestic abuse in Reading can assist with issues including:

Why trust Clifton Ingram’s domestic abuse solicitors in Reading?

  • Our team is ranked for Family Law in respected client guide The Legal 500
  • Each of our solicitors for domestic abuse in Reading is a member of top family law network Resolution
  • We can provide fast, effective support for even the most difficult domestic abuse situations, helping to keep you and your family safe
  • Our solicitors specialising in domestic abuse will always tailor their approach to your unique circumstances and the particular issues you are worried about
  • We communicate clearly in plain English and will answer your questions promptly

Our domestic abuse support services

Fast legal advice on domestic abuse law including your rights and options

If you or a loved one are experiencing any type of domestic abuse, then we know how hard it can be to reach out for help. You may be unsure whether what you are experiencing counts as domestic abuse, you might be worried that taking action will only make things worse or you could have any number of other concerns. Please be assured that, when you contact our team, everything you tell us will be treated in strictest confidence and we will never take any action that you are not entirely comfortable with.

Our solicitors for domestic abuse will sensitively ask you questions so they can get a clear picture of your situation, the abuse that is happening and what you want to achieve. They can then advise you on your legal rights and options, so you can make an informed decision about what you want to do next.

Non-molestation Orders to protect you and your loved ones from an abuser

A Non-molestation Order, sometimes referred to as a ‘restraining order’, can be a very effective way of protecting you and your loved ones from an abuser. They are a type of court order that can bar a person from coming near you, your family, your home, your place of work and other key locations. A Non-molestation Order can also require an abuser not to contact you.

Breaching a Non-molestation Order is a serious offence that could see the offender arrested and potentially sentenced to up to five years in prison. They can, therefore, act as a very effective deterrent to abusive behaviour as well as ensuring that anyone who breaches the order can be properly dealt with.

Our domestic violence solicitors can advise on the suitability of a Non-molestation Order and then assist with the necessary court application to secure the order.

Occupation Orders to remove an abuser from your home

If you share your home with your abuser and you cannot, or do not wish to, leave the home, an Occupation Order can be used to force them to leave the property. This type of court order can require your abuser to leave and specify that they may not come within a certain distance of the property.

As with a Non-molestation Order, breach of an Occupation Order is a serious matter. A court can potentially attach a ‘power of arrest’ to the order, meaning that your abuser could be arrested if they breach the terms of the order.

Our solicitors for domestic abuse in Reading can assist with securing an Occupation Order, including having a power of arrest attached where appropriate.

Divorce and separation following domestic abuse

Ending a relationship following domestic abuse can be scary and dealing with divorce, the division of finances and arrangements for children can be particularly daunting. Getting expert legal support from a team with experience navigating these situations can make the process easier on you while ensuring you get the best outcome for your future and that of your loved ones.

Our solicitors specialising in domestic abuse can support you through dealing with all of these issues. If you are married or in a civil partnership, we can guide you through the legal process of divorce or civil partnership dissolution. If court proceedings are required to separate your finances or make arrangements for your children, we can help to prepare the relevant applications and get you the best representation for any hearings that take place.

At all times, we will treat you with empathy and kindness while making sure your best interests and those of your loved ones are robustly represented and defended.

Our fees for legal help for domestic abuse

We know that the cost of getting legal help for domestic abuse can be a concern, so we will do everything possible to alleviate your concerns. We can discuss our fees and funding options during your initial consultation with our team so you can decide what you want to do.

To find out more about our fees, please get in touch using the contact details below.

Contact our domestic abuse solicitors in Reading

To get in contact with our solicitors for domestic abuse in Reading, you can call us on 0118 957 3425. Alternatively, you can use our contact form.

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