Our team of solicitors are able to provide affordable advice and representation in the family court for domestic abuse and related protection orders, child contact arrangements, divorce, and financial matters resulting from separation.
Click through to the links below for more information about the legal issues relevant to you – what the process could be like, the key issues and criteria involved, and how we can support you.
If you’re a woman and are a victim of domestic abuse but have been refused legal aid or can’t afford commercial law firm prices, we may be able to help you.
Please contact us to find out more about how we can use the law to help you where domestic abuse is concerned.
There are a number of orders you can apply for to protect you and your children if you are a victim of domestic abuse. These orders are:
We are able to support women with applying for Non-Molestation Orders against abusive ex-partners in order to protect both you and your children from harmful, violent, and threatening behaviour. If you need advice or representation on gaining a non-molestation order, our team is here for you.
If you’re a woman going through domestic abuse, you may be able to apply for an Occupation Order to prevent your partner from living at or accessing your joint home. Occupation orders are designed to keep you and your children safe from potentially harmful threats. Our expert team can provide you with more information on occupation orders and provide representation for you to apply for one.
Divorce, Separation, and Cohabitation
If your relationship has broken down, we can provide advice and representation on divorce, separation, and cohabitation issues, helping you reach mutual agreement on finances, property, and other shared assets. We can also help you with arrangements for your children.
Arrangements for Children
Our team are specialists in resolving disputes about arrangements for children and protecting their safety.
The orders we may be able to help you apply for are:
Prohibited Steps Orders
Prohibited Steps Orders give you legal protection to prevent a partner from carrying out certain harmful parental activities, such as removing the child from your care, travelling with them without your consent, changing their surname, or picking them up from school if they present a threat. Affordable Justice can help you apply for a Prohibited Steps Order if you are concerned for the safety of your children.
Specific Issue Orders
If you and your ex-partner are unable to come to a mutual agreement about an aspect of your child’s care, such as where they live or go to school, a Specific Issue Order obtained through a family law court can resolve the dispute in the way that is best and safest for the child. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for legal aid in relation to getting a specific issue order, our team of experts may be able to help you.
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If you are a woman looking for family solicitors, or if you’re wondering about the reasons why legal aid would be refused and what you can do thereafter, please go to our “Get in Touch” page.