Supporting You & Your Children

Domestic Abuse Support

Our family team at Bath Family Law LLP have experience both personally and professionally and can offer you practical and expert domestic abuse support as well as empathy and understanding, helping you to make the best decisions and provisions for you and your family. Whether you are considering a divorce, legal separation or are facing a relationship breakdown, our team can give you the support and guidance you need to get through this very difficult time.

We at Bath Family Law LLP will do our very best to ensure the safety of you and your family, supporting you by working with you to fully understand your position and by providing the right domestic abuse support. We will guide you through the legal options available to provide the fullest protection of the law, and we work alongside organisations and support groups that provide additional domestic abuse support.

Domestic Abuse affects people every day and many don’t realise they are victims of abuse. It can present in a variety of forms including psychological, physical, sexual, financial, or emotional and can include coercive controlling behaviour, commonly known as gaslighting.

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We at Bath Family Law LLP understand that this is a difficult subject and situation for a lot of people to be able to talk about. We will reassure you every step of the way that what you are doing is the right thing for you and your children and help you make sure you are in a position where you are protected. Domestic abuse can cause significant effects to people every day and can go unnoticed. Especially when it is not physical, but abuse in any form such as psychological, physical, sexual, financial, and emotional as well can all be addressed.

If your support extends beyond organisation such as the above, and you do require legal protection, there are some options out there for you moving forward and they can be in the form of two main applications for protective orders of either a Non-Molestation order or an Occupational order. They are in place to make sure you are kept as safe as possible. Here at Bath Family Law LLP we would sit down with you and figure out the best arrangements to be made for you and the best way to keep you and your children safe which is our top priority, and we would support you with your application and then throughout the entire process.

If you are or have recently been in a domestic abusive relationship, it is important to consider if you may need a protective order to ensure your safety and wellbeing. Speak with a team member at Bath Family Law LLP and we can support you with deciding if this is appropriate.

Within the family support provision, our team support many local families through the family courts as court trends change and legal aid is reduced further and rarely available. This is achieved by delivering a full portfolio of administrative support, moral support, mentoring and McKenzie Friend court support.

Reach Out Now for Support

Please click the above link and provide your details in order that we can begin to support you.

You will  be sent a questionnaire where you will be able to outline your situation and provide us with essential information to support you fully, every step of the way.

The information you send to us is security encrypted and will be kept completely confidential and completely safe enabling us to allocate the correct member of our family team to support you at your initial Free Appointment.

Please ensure that the contact information that you provide, including your email and telephone number is safe to use without being able to be accessed by anyone else.

If your email or telephone is not safe, please nominate a trusted friend to receive our form on your behalf or telephone our office on 01225 941222 and one of our family support team will assist you further.

After you have sent this extra information to us, we will give you direct access to our bookings calendar where you may choose a date and time that suits you for your initial Free Appointment. This can be in-person at our safe, confidential space in Bath or by telephone or video call.

If you need assistance with the completion of the form or you wish to book an appointment directly by telephone, call 01225 941222 and one of our family support team will assist you further.

We provide support for:

  • Divorce Application Support

  • Protective Orders

  • Child Arrangements

  • Money and Property

  • Family Law Support

Reporting Domestic Violence

If you or your children are in immediate danger, always call 999 and ask for the Police.

If you are not in immediate danger, then please contact any of the following as they are waiting to help you:

Organisation Telephone Number
Legal and Police
Police Switchboard 101
Southside Family Project & Domestic Violence Advisors 01225 331 243
Citizens Advice Bureau 01225 366 000
Witness Support (for support at court) 01225 463 313
National Centre for Domestic Violence
(support to apply for emergency injunctions)
0800 970 2070
Law Society 0207 242 1222
National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 200 0247
Victim Support 0808 168 9111
Action on Elder Abuse (office hours) 0808 808 8141 or 08000 699 784
GALOP (for gay, bisexual or transgender victims) 0300 999 5428
MANKIND (mail victims of domestic violence) 01823 334 244
Southside 01255 331 243
Children & Families
Social Services (BANES) 01225 396 313 (office hours) or
01454 615 165 (out of hours)
Off The Record (young people 12 – 25) 0800 3895 551 or 01225 312 481
RESPECT 0808 802 4040
Childline 0800 11 11
Family Lives (parentline advice) 0808 800 222
Housing Advice Team (BANES Council) 01225 396 296
RENEW (emergency housing) 01225 310 899
CURO 01225 366 000
Julian House (housing) 01225 354 650
Shelter (homeless charity) 0808 800 444

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What Our Clients Say

“Thank you for everything you are doing for me and my family”


“Thank you for all you are doing for us.  I get so upset and worried for my girls.”


“Thank you so much, I am once again most grateful for all your assistance and guidance you have provided.”


“I am so grateful for all the help provided during my separation.”


“Last weeks meeting was insightful, thank you for the continued support during this challenging time.”


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