No one deserves to be the victim of domestic violence, and sometimes it is difficult to accept and identify that this is even the case. In these complicated and often confusing situations, you need support and you need to know what the law can do to protect you.
Men and women alike are subjected to varying levels of domestic abuse and it is important that you seek legal advice, particularly when this involves physical violence. It is not just important to protect yourself, but also to protect others around you, particularly children in your care.
Children who bear witness to violence and unnecessary emotional abuse will not benefit from you refusing to take action. In fact, it will do them more harm than good, particularly in the long run.
At the Worcester Family Law Practice, we will make sure that you are aware of the support available in your situation and advise you about what steps to take to guide yourself to a positive future.
Our very own solicitor and company director, Susan Humes , is on the board of trustees at Asha Women’s Centre in Worcester, who provide a secure environment for women who have suffered in abusive relationships.
We realise that men in similar situations may feel that similar support is not available to them, but we assure you that it is and that we can help you find it.
It takes courage to put a stop to domestic violence and we will help you find all the support that you need.
Property disputes in divorce proceedings are never as simple as dividing everything in half. Property refers to everything that you shared with your former spouse; furniture, your home, your car and anything of monetary value.
Everything will be taken into consideration, and even though you may not have been the highest earner in your relationship, parenting, and other non-financial contributions will be carefully considered and weighed up against all financial contributions.
We will work with you to negotiate the division of assets between you and your ex-partner, and we will do our best to enable you to do this outside of court. However, if we arrive at an impasse amidst these negotiations, a court judge will determine the division of all your assets. We believe a settlement outside of court is much more desirable because it allows you to have an input into the fate of the proceedings. However, if for some reason we are unable to achieve this outcome ourselves, we will represent you in court and make sure that you are done so fairly.