Domestic violence victims do not need to suffer in silencePepperells
Domestic violence is one of the most hidden forms of abuse. Many people suffer daily – physically, emotionally and psychologically.
In North Lincolnshire we have recently seen how an abusive relationship led to the loss of a life. The victim was described as “kind, selfless and someone who always had a smile” by her friends and family.
Victims of domestic violence do not need to suffer in silence. There are steps that can be taken to protect them from their abuser within as little as 24 hours.
A Non-Molestation Order protects from violence, threats of violence, pestering and can even include an exclusion zone.
The Courts take domestic violence very seriously and you are often seen by a judge the same day you make an application, if it is on an ex-parte basis.
Applying on an ex-parte basis means the perpetrator of the domestic violence will not be at Court for the hearing and they will not be made aware of the proceedings until the Non-Molestation Order is in place.
The local police force is also made aware and will hold a copy on their records so they know of it in the event that the perpetrator breaches the Order.
At Pepperells we work closely with several domestic violence support groups to ensure you are supported after taking such a significant step to come forward and seek help from the legal profession.
You do not need to suffer in silence.