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01495 763333

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Newport Office - 01633 251801

Pontypool Office - 01495 763333

Domestic abuse

Our specialist family and divorce lawyers, based in Newport and Pontypool advise on all family issues, including divorce, children and family matters in South Wales and Nationally.

Domestic Abuse

Anyone can be a victim of violence. It does not depend upon age, your gender or sexuality. The abuse can be physical, psychological, sexual or financial.

If you are suffering domestic violence, we understand that this can be a traumatic and terrifying experience for you and your loved ones.

We can help you to gain protection and can advise on the options available to safeguard you and your family by way of a Non-Molestation Order, Occupation Order or an Order known as a Prohibited Steps Order.

A Non-Molestation Order is an injunction that will prevent someone that you have previously had a relationship with from using or threatening to use violence against you or your children. Breach of a Non-Molestation Order is a criminal offence in itself, punishable with a maximum term of five years imprisonment.

An Occupational Order is obtained to resolve the occupation of your home – it may, for example, allow you to occupy your home to the exclusion of the person responsible for your abuse.

A Prohibited Steps Order could be obtained to prevent your child being removed from your care, their school, or another family member.

Legal Aid funding is still available for those who have suffered domestic abuse. We have strong links with other agencies, who can provide practical support in cases of domestic abuse.

If you are no longer living with the person responsible for your abuse, and you are over the age of 16 years, you may be able to make a claim for compensation as a result of the domestic violence that you have suffered.

For a free initial consultation with one of our team contact our Family Department on 01495 763333 (Pontypool) or 01633 251801 (Newport) or email