You can take legal steps to keep your abusive partner away from you in the family court. For this, there are two types of injunctions:
A family lawyer will prepare the application forms and support you through the legal process, including court hearings.
Once in place, the duration of the orders vary, but they’re typically for six or twelve months. This can be extended if the other party continues to cause problems.
It is very important that you work with a family lawyer who has experience in domestic abuse cases, as they have the skills and knowledge to help you. You can browse our family lawyers with domestic abuse experience here.
If you are in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the police.
You can call the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247.
You can browse support for domestic abuse on our Divorce Directory here.
Women’s Aid directory of local support up to date information about domestic abuse support services across the UK.
Forced Marriage Unit national advice and support for victims and potential victims of forced marriage, and professionals dealing with cases. Helpline: 020 7008 0151
Karma Nirvana specifically for victims of Forced Marriage/Honour Based Abuse, especially victims whose first language is not English. Helpline: 0800 5999 247
Galop LGBT+ support. Helpline: 0800 999 5428
Mankind Initiative support for male victims. Helpline: 01823 334244
Respect information for people worried their own behaviour is abusive. Helpline: 0808 8024040
NSPCC confidential advice if you are worried about a child. Helpline: 0808 800 5000
Refuge National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Samaritans Helpline: 116 123
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