Posted by Imran Khodabocus on 10th April 2017

The recent news that Mel B, so long synonymous with ‘girl power’, had to take out a restraining order in America against her estranged husband highlights the lengths she had to go to protect herself.

In the light of this, what are some of the measures available to protect people who are suffering from domestic abuse?

Non-molestation order

Occupation order

Protection from Harassment Act

Controlling or coercive behaviour

Seek help

What you can do

Despite all her fame and wealth, Mel B’s plight really does highlight that domestic abuse can happen to anyone and can take many forms over a long time.

If you feel that no one is listening or the police are not able to help, please do not suffer in silence. Domestic abuse is not clear cut and The Family Law Company is here to help. Our team of experts work closely with local domestic violence agencies. Together we can explore the possibility of injunctions to keep someone away from you and your family, and orders allowing you to stay in your home. In the case of an emergency, we can apply for a court order without the other person even being there.

If you need help or know someone who might need help, please call Imran Khodabocus on 01392 284851.

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