Domestic Violence is described as any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults, aged 18 and over, who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender and sexuality.
What action you should take
If you are suffering from domestic violence (including “gaslighting”), whether you are male or female, it is imperative you seek help as soon as possible. If you are in immediate danger you should call the Police.
You can also contact the National Centre for Domestic Violence who provide a range of advice and assistance options for victims of domestic violence.
There are also civil remedies available. You can apply for a Non-Molestation Order to stop the unwanted behaviour. In addition, you can apply for an Occupation Order, seeking to remove your partner from your home. rhw can also help with harassment issues.
Your Support Network
On Mental Health
At rhw we aim to provide a fully comprehensive service for our clients. As well as the legal advice and support from our own staff, we have carefully selected independent financial experts we can introduce you to should you need their help.
If you are having issues with mental health due to pressures connected with domestic abuse, then rhw can help.
Initially though we would always recommend that you contact your GP and ask for an examination and written report at the earliest opportunity.
We also take the mental health welfare of our clients extremely seriously. To this end we have teamed up with Teba Martin-Lopez of Surrey Psychotherapy who offers a range of psychological support that assists our clients with the stress and mental health symptoms they may be experiencing during and after a divorce.
‘Surrey Hypnotherapy offer clients a combination of psychotherapy techniques and hypnosis. The psychotherapy in itself is extremely beneficial and helps you to address underlying issues.’
We are happy to refer a client to Teba directly or, if you prefer, you can visit her website below and make contact yourself. Please mention rhw Solicitors when contacting Teba.