Domestic Abuse

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 ‘gas lighting’), 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.

Contact us

rhw solicitors in Guildford have a knowledgeable and compassionate team of Family lawyers that will help advise and assist you if domestic abuse is an issue in your life. Call us on 01483 302000 or complete our contact form.

Meet the Family Law Team

Elizabeth Leah

Elizabeth Leah

01483 540 555
Bethany Rickerby

Bethany Rickerby

01483 540 530
Arjun Sreedaran

Arjun Sreedaran

Associate Solicitor
01483 302 000

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 your domestic situation, then rhw can help.

Initially though we would always recommend that you contact your G.P. 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.

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