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Domestic Abuse

If you are in an abusive relationship or you feel threatened and intimidated, it can be difficult to know where to turn to for help. It is important not to suffer in silence. Asking for help is the first step to try and resolve the situation.

At Dunn & Baker Solicitors we have legal experts that you can talk to in complete confidence. We listen to your feelings and concerns and make it our priority to support and help you through your separation. Domestic abuse takes many forms and can include but is not limited to psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional, controlling and coercive behaviour.

Domestic abuse is unacceptable in any relationship and no one should ever be made to feel scared or threatened in their relationship. Our legal experts understand that simply walking away from an abusive partner is not always an option – particularly if children are involved or you do not have your own finances. That is why it is vital to talk to someone who is experienced. We can provide sympathetic but practical advice, explaining your options and helping you try and put an end to domestic abuse.

At Dunn & Baker Solicitors we work quickly to understand your situation and make the safety of you and your children our priority. If you are at risk of immediate danger we can take swift action and, where necessary, can assist you in applying for urgent court orders to protect you and your family from an abusive partner.

We will discuss the best options in your case and what outcome you would like as well as clearly explaining the ways in which the law can protect you from domestic abuse.  As well as providing legal advice, we can put you in touch with a range of organisations who can offer additional help and support. We keep you informed at every stage in straightforward terms and take the right legal steps to protect you and your family.

Domestic abuse can take many different forms but in whatever way you are experiencing it, it is important for you to ask for help as soon as possible. In many cases you may be entitled to legal aid. However, if you are not eligible then we will advise you of alternative funding options.

If you are in an abusive relationship, please pick up the telephone and talk to one of our family law experts for your FREE initial consultation.

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Amelia Smith
Paralegal
Newton Abbot
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Ann Kaplan
Chartered Legal Executive
Exeter
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Darren Cleverdon
Partner / Solicitor / Head of Family Department
Exeter
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Natasha Johns
Associate Solicitor
Newton Abbot
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Rebecca Wilson
Associate Solicitor
Cullompton, Exeter
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Tim Weatherhogg
Associate / Chartered Legal Executive
Exeter
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