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Domestic violence

If you are in an abusive relationship and 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 we have lawyers 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 specialist lawyers 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 you trust – we can provide sympathetic but practical advice; explaining your options and helping you try and put an end to domestic abuse.

At Dunn & Baker we provide that support. We work quickly to understand your situation and make your and your children’s safety 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 the 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 provide additional help and support. We keep you informed at every stage, explaining everything in straightforward terms and taking 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, then please pick up the telephone and talk to one of our specialist family lawyers. It is the first step to try and take control of your situation so please call us on 01392 285000 for a free and confidential chat.

Team members

Amelia Smith
Newton Abbot
Ann Kaplan
Chartered Legal Executive
Darren Cleverdon
Partner / Solicitor / Head of Family Department
Tim Weatherhogg
Associate / Chartered Legal Executive

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