Protecting yourself in a domestic abuse situation

Sadly, domestic abuse is very common and can affect anyone. It does not matter what gender, race, religion or social class you come from you could still be at risk. Domestic abuse is not just physical violence, but also sexual violence, emotional and verbal violence.

Domestic abuse situations often happen very gradually. A partner does not suddenly become abusive. This means that victims can find themselves trapped in a very dangerous situation. This is made even worse if the perpetrator is also threatening or violent towards children.

There may be a trigger for an increase in the abuse, such as a separation or divorce. Or you may have no warning that the abuse has suddenly become life threatening or a danger to your children. It does not matter if the perpetrator has not been physically violent, the threat of violence is sufficient for a situation to need intervention.

Although being a victim of domestic abuse will leave you feeling isolated and vulnerable it is vital that you seek help. At Grant Stephens Family Lawyers in Cardiff we are able to obtain an injunction from the court on the same day that will prevent your partner from contacting you and your children. This is an essential first step to protecting yourself.

As we have a lot of experience in the field of domestic abuse we know how important it is to act quickly. We offer a free initial consultation within 24 hours, no matter the time of day or day of the week you contact us.

There is never any excuse for a current or ex partner to be abusive towards you or your children. Protecting yourself is the most important thing that you will do. Otherwise the abuse will only get worse and your life will be at risk. Get all the help you can and seek good legal advice for ongoing protection.

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