If you have experienced – or are experiencing – physical abuse or threatening behaviour from your spouse, partner or ex-partner, our family solicitors can take immediate action to protect you. We will handle your case sensitively and with complete confidentiality, and do everything possible to ensure that you and your children are safe.
Practical advice geared towards your own situation
Depending on your circumstances and living arrangements, we can help you decide the best way to handle the situation, and can take various measures on your behalf. This could include obtaining an exclusion order against a spouse or partner.
We can also seek remedies on your behalf against a person who is behaving abusively towards you, even if they are not your spouse or partner.
Protection from forced marriage
Forced marriage, with its associated problems of honour-based violence, may not be common-place in Scotland but the impact can be devastating for the people concerned.
Since November 2011 Scots law has provided a remedy for those who are threatened with a forced marriage, and our award-winning family law team can help a potential victim to apply for a Forced Marriage Protection Order.
We can also work with relatives, neighbours or friends to apply on the individual’s behalf.