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MORE LEGAL AID SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE

Posted: 3 December 2018

Are you a victim of domestic abuse? At Jackson Quinn we can advise and assist you about obtaining  protection for you and your family.

 

Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, sexuality or background. Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to: coercive control (a pattern of behaviour such as intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual violence); psychological and/or emotional abuse; physical or sexual abuse; financial abuse; harassment and stalking; online abuse.

 

If you are experiencing domestic abuse from a partner or relative we can advise you about your options, which may include sending a warning letter to your ex-partner or relative, or making an application to court for a Non Molestation Order and/or Occupation Order. Please visit our website go to www.jacksonquinn.com/family/domestic-violence for further information

 

On 8 January 2018 changes to legal aid came into effect. Legal aid is available to people involved in family disputes if they are victims, or at risk of being victims, of domestic abuse or a child is at risk of harm. To qualify for legal aid a person must provide evidence of the abuse and a list is provided by the Legal Aid Agency of acceptable evidence. Prior to 8 January 2018, there was a time limit on the evidence of abuse of 5 years. There is no longer a time limit on such evidence and the range of documents accepted as evidence of abuse has been widened to include statements from domestic violence support organisations and housing support officers.

 

We hope this means that we will be able to offer more support and assistance to victims of domestic abuse.

 

We offer FREE 1/2 hour advice appointments where we will assess your eligibility for legal aid.

 

We have Solicitors in our family team who are Resolution Accredited Specialists in domestic violence and we have strong links with Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid.

If you need advice we offer 1/2 hour free advice appointments and fixed fee packages. We can also assess your eligibility for legal aid. Please contact us via the website or at one of our offices for further information:-

By Telephone :

Emergency out of hours 24 hour helpline : 07765 779334

Newark: 01636 610175
Nottingham office: 0115 9487811
Mansfield: 01623 277101
Retford office: 01777 703111
Worksop office : 01909 480066

By E-mail : admin@jacksonquinn.com

Author: Rebecca Wimble

Rebecca Wimble is a Partner  and Solicitor based at our Nottingham Office. She is a member of Resolution and accredited by the Law Society Children Panel.

 

 

 

 

NO-FAULT DIVORCE 

Relationship break down

At Jackson Quinn we welcome the news that the government are to launch a consultation on no-fault divorce.

As members of Resolution we aim to try and resolve matters as amicably as possible. Members of Resolution must follow a Code of Conduct that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems.

The current law in England and Wales means anyone in England and Wales seeking a divorce must rely on one of five facts to prove their marriage has irretrievably broken down. They must prove that either their partner is at fault through adultery, desertion or unreasonable behaviour, or alternatively, if both sides agree, they can issue the proceedings after two years of separation. Otherwise, they must wait until they have been separated for 5 years.

The government’s proposals would provide for a single ground for divorce of irretrievable breakdown and would end the requirement that that be evidenced by one of five facts.

At Jackson Quinn we find that for clients to have to base a divorce on fault makes it difficult to resolve family problems constructively. Although we always do our best to encourage and support clients to resolve matters by agreement and through compromise whenever this is possible. A no-fault divorce would help separating families minimise arguments and conflict.

Posted: 10 October 2018
Author: Rebecca Wimble

If you need advice on divorce proceedings we offer 1/2 hour free advice appointments and fixed fee packages. We can also assess your eligibility for legal aid. Please contact us via the website or at one of our offices for further information:-

By Telephone :

Emergency out of hours 24 hour helpline : 07765 779334

Newark: 01636 610175
Nottingham office: 0115 9487811
Mansfield: 01623 277101
Retford office: 01777 703111
Worksop office : 01909 480066

By E-mail : admin@jacksonquinn.com

Rebecca Wimble is a Partner  and Solicitor based at our Nottingham Office. She is a member of Resolution and accredited by the Law Society Children Panel.

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