Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse regardless of their age, gender, or background. Domestic abuse does not have to be physical. It can include psychological abuse, such as threats, controlling and coercive behaviour, insults, and financial manipulation. It can also include sexual abuse.

Whatever form it takes, domestic abuse is wrong and you should not have to endure it under any circumstances. If you are in immediate danger, you should contact the police. There are also other ways of seeking help, including Victim Support and the National Domestic Abuse Helpline.

How Truth Legal can help you

We can offer confidential specialist advice on domestic abuse and can assist you in obtaining protective court orders. These include:

  • Non-Molestation Orders – which provide protection for you and your children to ensure that an abuser cannot communicate with you, threaten or use any violence, and come within a certain distance of your home.
  • Occupation Orders – which set out who can and cannot stay in your home. They can prevent an abuser from entering your home or surrounding area, or specify how and when they are allowed. This can provide additional protection for you and any children within the household.

At Truth Legal, we can also assist you in relation to Forced Marriage Protection Orders and Female Genital Mutilation Orders.

Also, as domestic abuse is a criminal offence, you may also be able to make a CICA Domestic Abuse Claim.

Read our detailed blog with examples of obvious and not so obvious forms of abuse.

Contact us today for clear advice regarding any domestic abuse related issues. We can offer you a free, confidential 30-minute consultation, to help you consider the best way forward in your circumstances.

Will I have to go to court?

The court orders listed above are usually obtained on an emergency basis, when the abuser poses a risk to you or any children in your household. The initial court order may be obtained without any need for you to attend a hearing. However, where a court order is granted, and later disputed by the perpetrator of the abuse, you may be called upon to attend a hearing.

Whilst a court hearing is going on, there are various safety measures that can be put in place to protect victims of domestic abuse. These include: separate waiting areas, the use of different entrances and exits, screens during the hearing or, in some cases, permission from the court to excuse the victim’s attendance.


Truth Legal is committed to fair, affordable pricing for all of our services. We will discuss funding arrangements in detail with you before working on your case, so you can be clear on costs and expenses from the outset.

Instruct Truth Legal to help you in a domestic abuse matter

Truth Legal is based in Harrogate and Leeds and represents clients nationwide. Our experienced and dedicated team is committed to assisting you in this difficult time. We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional service, and our exceptional client reviews on Trustpilot demonstrate how effective our team are at doing so.

By instructing Truth Legal, you will be able to call upon:

  • Technical knowledge and skill – ensuring your matter is handled efficiently and correctly.
  • Advice and representation – a specialist family law solicitor acting for you and protecting your legal rights.
  • Support and compassion – someone on your side to help you through a time when emotions can often run high.

Contact Truth Legal today for expert family law guidance and support.

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