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Domestic Violence

If you have been subjected to domestic violence, we can help you to obtain a Court Order to prevent the perpetrator from continuing the harassment and violence towards you – whether this abuse is verbal, physical, or emotional.

We can apply for a Non-Molestation order which will prohibit any further violence and harassment and/or an Occupation Order if it is necessary to remove the perpetrator from the home.

Who Can Apply for a Non-Molestation Order?

You can apply for a Non-Molestation Order if you :

  • are married/civil partners or have agreed to a marriage/civil partnership
  • have cohabited with your partner
  • have lived together in the same household in a family scenario
  • have had an intimate physical relationship for a significant amount of time
 

If you are not eligible to apply for an Order under the Family Law Act, or if you are being continually harassed, threatened, pestered or stalked after a relationship has ended, you can take action under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

Harassment

Harassment is both a criminal offence and a civil action under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. This means that someone can be prosecuted in the criminal courts but it also means you can take action against the person in the civil courts. The court can order that the person harassing you must stop their behaviour. If they do not stop their behaviour it is a criminal offence and they can be prosecuted in the criminal courts.

At W Davies, we can advise you on the best course of action for you. For further information or to arrange a FREE CONSULTATION with a Family Solicitor in Woking please contact June Reid at jmr@wdavies.com, or telephone 01483 744900.

Further information on domestic violence can also be found at www.womensaid.org.uk.

Domestic Violence Against Men

Of course, women are not the only victims of domestic violence and harassment. Further information on domestic violence against men can be found at Men’s Advice Line and the NHS website.