violence

Domestic Violence, bullying and harassment, can be a cause of very major concern. particularly when played out in front of any children of the family.

  Legal aid IS though available where you seek protection after being a victim of domestic abuse or violence and are anxious to remain in your home, without the fear of any further incident occuring.

    You do NOT have to provide formal evidence of violence to secure legal aid, but do need to satisfy the criteria of financial eligibility.

As expert family law solicitors in Cardiff, we can advise on all legal aid crieria as well as providing full information if you require crisis funding.

The manifestation of the abuse may be physical, emotional, psychological, sexual or even financial. The violence may be acute, in which case the police may be involved, or it may take place over a more sustained period. It is also of course relative, the level of hostility, which every victim is able to bear.

The Family Court take this behaviour so seriously that court applications for relief, attract no court fee.

Senior Family court judges also oversee all applications that are made to the family court for family protection, to ensure the safety of any child or children of the family, remains paramount.

Help and Support From South Wales Police.

The first line of recourse in serious circumstances should of course be to the police, and indeed the legal aid agency expect an appropriate report to have been made to explore all criminal remedies before access is made to public funds for a civil justice remedy.

Court Remedies for Personal Protection and possible Exclusion from Family Home

Where you are at risk of physical harm or serious abuse, an application can be made for a Non-Molestation order.

Depending on the gravity of the situation such application can be made very urgently or alternatively on notice to the other party, as the circumstances appropriately warrant.

In very serious circumstances where both parties reside under the same roof, an application can also be for an Occupation Order, requiring the other person to give up possession of the property or home. If such an Order is made, it is likely they will never be able to return.

Frequently domestic abuse will require immediate action to prevent further harm or indeed injury.

Where necessary an emergency application can be brought to the court, particularly if it is to prevent possible harm to a child of the family.

It is also important to explain that a judge in the family court will require you to have taken all action possible and indeed explored all your options, before excluding a spouse or cohabitee from the family home.

Specialists in Legal Remedies for Domestic Violence in Cardiff.

  Many people require an injunction order or formal protection from the Family Court but do not qualify for legal aid.

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