"any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality".
There are two types of orders that can be made by the court to protect a victim of domestic violence these are :-
This prevents someone from being violent or threatening violence against you or your child. It also includes intimidation, harassment, or pestering. Breaching this order is now a criminal offence.
This order relates to who can live in the family home and can also restrict access to the surrounding area as well. If the abuser breaks this order then they will only be arrested if a power of arrest document was lodged with the occupation order.
At Powell Eddison we understand the importance of acting with speed to ensure the appropriate protection from the Courts is obtained and deal with matters in a sensitive and supportive manner. Our Specialist family lawyers can refer you to other agencies that may offer practical and psychological support if necessary.