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Divorce is already a challenging process, but when domestic violence is involved, the stakes become even higher. At Grayfords, we understand the complexities and sensitivities of these situations, and we are here to provide compassionate support and expert legal guidance every step of the way. Domestic violence can have profound effects on the divorce process,…

Although domestic abuse rates continue to rise in the UK, recent statistics unfortunately show that married victims are less likely to flee their abusive partners in 2024. According to UK financial service providers, over 270,000 divorces have been delayed this year due to the ongoing cost of living crisis. ‘Divorce Day’ is a term that…

This infographic sheds light on non-molestation orders, court orders designed to safeguard individuals from harassment and violence. From eligibility and application processes to the consequences of breaching such orders. At Grayfords, we are experienced in dealing with cases of domestic violence, and harassment, and we understand just how challenging it can be for victims to…

England’s first Domestic Abuse Commissioner, Nicole Jacobs, has been calling for drastic change in governmental policy surrounding the protection and management of domestic abuse victims in the UK. A vote took place within the House of Lords in mid-October to decide on whether key changes were to be made to Priti Patel’s Policing Bill which…

From the 8th of January, changes have come into effect which have improved the availability of legal aid to victims of domestic violence. The time limit of 5 years in which to submit abuse evidence has been scrapped. This limit previously only allowed victims of domestic violence to apply for legal aid if they could…

Many of us, when first entering into a relationship, could never imagine a dark cloud of abuse descending on it. However, statistics on domestic show just how widespread the situation is. The truth is that domestic abuse is at crisis level, with 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men experiencing some form of…