If you or someone you know is struggling in an abusive relationship, it’s important to seek advice.
As well as causing physical harm, domestic abuse can significantly damage mental and emotional well being, as the abuser seeks to dominate and control every aspect of a victim’s life.
Harmful behaviour like this is never acceptable, and if you are suffering abuse at someone else’s hands it’s important that you understand it’s not your fault and that you do have options.
Based in York and Lincoln but with a wealth of experience helping people across the UK, our friendly team of family law solicitor help victims of domestic abuse regain control of their lives.
We understand that important considerations, like stability for children or financial complications, can mean that it feels more difficult to get out of an abusive situation. Additionally, it’s very easy to explain away abusive behaviour and hope it will get better – especially when it has built up slowly over time.
In reality, the best outcome is one where you remove yourself, and your children, from the abusive environment and, with legal advice and sensitive but practical expert support, build a more secure and positive future.
From explaining your legal rights and options and establishing whether you may be entitled to public funding (formerly known as Legal Aid), to securing an injunction to protect you and your children, our expert team can help.
We can also put you in touch with local charities such as Independent Domestic Abuse Service (IDAS) for Yorkshire and West Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Service (WLDAS) who can offer you practical support and guidance around leaving an abusive relationship and keeping yourself safe.