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Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse comes in many different ways and is not limited to physical violence.

Whilst physical violence is one form of domestic abuse, abuse also can be threats of violence, harassment, intimidation, sexual abuse, psychological and emotional abuse, financial abuse and controlling behaviour.

Many people are victims of domestic abuse including men and women. Abuse may come from partners, spouses, family members or others.

Domestic abuse should not be tolerated and if you are suffering from domestic abuse, you should seek advice regarding your options and how you can best protect yourself and any children.

Our team of solicitors in Colchester, Essex can provide legal advice and assist in applying for protective Orders from the Court. For example, you may wish to apply for a non-molestation order (an ‘injunction’). A non- molestation order provides protection by prohibiting a person from acting and behaving in a certain way and also from instructing or encouraging other people to do so.

It is also important to seek support for practical and emotional issues and there are various organisations who can provide such support. For example:

Womens Refuge – www.refuge.org.uk

Womens Aid – www.womensaid.org.uk

Male support – www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Susan Deveraux

Solicitor, Family Department, Colchester

Susan qualified in 1990. Since then, she has specialised in private Family Law, including all aspects of pre- and post-nuptial settlements, divorce and separation. Sue carries out most of the work herself, including advocacy. Each relationship is unique and therefore requires a sensible and creative, tailored approach. As a member of Resolution and trained Mediator, Susan is well-qualified to help.

Email: [email protected]

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Depending on your circumstances you may need advice for various reasons such as:

Our family team at GoodyBurrett are here to help you.

If you would like to discuss domestic abuse

You can complete our contact us form at the top of this page, email [email protected]

or feel free to call us on 01206 577676.