Domestic violence or domestic abuse is a widespread problem and often goes unreported.
If you have been the victim of domestic abuse, you can take action to do the following:-
- Leave your shared place of residence either temporarily or permanently
- Stay in your shared place of residence and have your abusive partner leave
- Take legal action through the form of an interdict
Interdict for domestic violence or abuse
If you choose to take legal action through an interdict, which is granted by the Scottish courts, it can have the effect of legally stopping your abusive partner from assaulting or even threatening you and can prevent them from coming within a certain distance of your home or other places.
Our solicitors can help you by applying to the court for an interdict. When the court grants an interdict, your partner or ex-partner will be served the papers by Sheriff Officers. Providing clear guidance, we can help you understand the best options available to you.
Based in Glasgow we help people across Scotland with their family issues and we appreciate that going through domestic violence or abuse can be a very emotional and sensitive time for you.
Contact our Family Law Expert – Emma King
Emma King leads the Family Law team at Clarity. Emma is one of the three highest rated Family Law Solicitors in Glasgow, so when you instruct our team, you can have the confidence your matter is in the most capable hands.
Emma has extensive experience supporting families through the most delicate and challenging legal issues, including Divorce, Child Contact & Custody and Financial Separation. She takes pride in helping to make these difficult situations more manageable for her clients, so they can focus on the future. Emma and the Family Law team are recognised for their straightforward, practical and friendly approach. They will work closely with you to find the best solution for you and your family – within your budget and timeframe.
Emma is a member of the Family Law Association and is qualified to practice collaborative family law, assisting former partners to resolve their disputes out of court.