Support for Legal Advice
If you have been affected by domestic abuse, there are a range of legal options that are available to you. We can help you to access legal advice, as well as providing support through legal procedures.
This may include:
- Access to a free legal consultation through a solicitor who can advise on a range of issues including injunctions, as well as family law. The solicitor will advise on fees if you chose to instruct them to act on your behalf.
- Support in accessing legal aid, including providing supporting evidence for your application.
- Support in arranging non-molestation or occupation orders.
- Support throughout the criminal prosecution process, including making witness statements and support at court cases where appropriate.
- Support on immigration issues, where you are fleeing from domestic abuse.
- Support to make a Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme request (also known as Clare’s Law) where you may be concerned that your partner may pose a risk to you.
- Support and advice around family law, including child contact issues.
To arrange a legal consultation, please contact us on our Helpline 01296 437 777.
More information about legal proceedings can be found on the Women’s Aid Federation England Website.
She can leave
Planning or making the exit from an abusive relationship can be the most dangerous. Many women are quite rightly scared to make that final step. Also, a woman may feel ashamed about what has happened or feel it’s her fault, or she may be worried about the future – what will she do for money or a home, how will the kids cope at a new school.
She may even be physically prevented from leaving her home. Sadly, many women do not feel they have the support from family, friends and employers that gives them the courage to leave.
Aylesbury Women’s Aid can give you the support and information needed if you want to leave.