Domestic Abuse

Are you scared and don’t know where to turn? Talk to us.

Being a victim of domestic violence or abuse is truly distressing. But you are not alone, and steps can be taken to stop it. Above all, you need someone to listen to you, and guide you with the right advice on what to do next.

At Harrogate Family Law, we are specialist family law solicitors who help many people in your situation deal with sensitive, complex and traumatic situations, including domestic violence and domestic abuse.

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I Am A Victim of Domestic Violence. What Do I Do Next?

Are you terrified of your partner and don’t know which way to turn?

There are various steps we can take to protect you. These include getting an injunction which is a court order that requires someone to do (or not to do) something. There are different types of injunctions including non-molestation orders which tell the person in question not to hit, threaten, harass or pester you, as well as occupation orders dealing with who is entitled to occupy your home.

When you contact us, we will make recommendations for how we can make sure you (and your family) are safe and protected. Seeking legal advice early is vital and we will help you every step of the way, no matter how challenging the road ahead may seem.

The Impact of Domestic Violence or Abuse

At Harrogate Family Law, we understand the physical and psychological impact of domestic violence or abuse. Anger and fear can be overwhelming emotions and it can take a lot of courage to speak to someone about the ordeal. Our expertise in such sensitive and traumatic events makes us one of the leading family law firms in Yorkshire. We help clients all over the UK too, so wherever you are and however we can help you, please get in touch to discuss your case.

We are ranked joint No.1 for divorce and family law in North Yorkshire by Chambers UK and Legal 500.

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Our Expertise

Top Ranked Chamber UK 2022, Andrew Meehan
Legal 500 UK Leading Firm 2022

We are ranked joint No.1 for divorce and family law in North Yorkshire by Chambers UK and Legal 500.

With a leading team of solicitors, we focus on delivering an exceptional client service through the hardest of times.

Why you need Harrogate Family Law

Get a fair deal

We aim to get you everything you’re entitled to, delivering the best deal for your situation.

Keep out of court

95% of our cases are agreed out of court which saves you time, money and stress.

Avoid costly mistakes

We spot and avoid problems before they happen.

Save money

With our expert solicitors, you’ll get a better outcome and save money.

The Harrogate Family Law team know how to negotiate professionally

On your side

We are caring and compassionate and will look after you.

The team uses time very economically and efficiently and the advice is very good. I am very impressed and would recommend them wholeheartedly.

Client comment in Chambers 2022 edition

They made me feel my legal matters were in safe hands and displayed a sense that they were working for me in a supportive and constructive way.

Client comment in Chambers 2022 edition

The small and dedicated team genuinely cares about its clients and the issues affecting them. It pays huge attention to detail, offers high-quality advice and an enormous amount of support”.

- Legal 500 in its 2020 edition

Extremely client-focused – I really felt like they had my best interests at heart. Their attention to detail and their ability to remember every bit of the case was astonishing.

- Client comment in Chambers 2019 edition

Their documents are detailed and thorough and their preparation for court is excellent, with sensible advice given to clients.

- Barrister comment in Chambers 2019 edition

Clients single out the firm’s diligence in ‘leaving no stone unturned; its very quick response times, detailed knowledge and thorough approach amounts to a first-rate level of service.

- Legal 500 2017 edition

I could not have found a more supportive representative than you. Your choice of barrister was perfect. I could not have asked for a better outcome.

– DS