WHITE RIBBON DAYNov 25, 2019
25 November 2019 will see White Ribbon Day take place, this year’s theme; to create a future without male violence against women with a particular focus on educating young men and boys.
Domestic abuse is something which affects families through all walks of life, all social classes and in all areas of the world. It can be a particularly difficult topic to discuss, seek support with, and many can find taking legal steps to protect themselves, very hard to approach. Escaping a violent or abusive relationship or family environment can, in itself be problematic, but that is only the start; there are legal steps which should be considered both to safeguard a person’s welfare to prevent further abuse and to determine who will continue to live in the family home. Sorting out finances will be something victims are not always focused on but is key; financial control may have been part of the abuse suffered and the victim may not be clear on how the property is managed day to day. There may also be arrangements for children of the family and safeguarding their welfare will be a paramount consideration for any Judge.
The law offers immediate protection for victims and children where it is needed and early legal advice should be sought so the right steps can be taken as soon as possible.
Even if Court proceedings are not suitable or not what a victim wants, information on the options available is vital at an early stage.
At Nash & Co, we have accredited specialists who are experts in this field and can provide vital legal advice and information about the options available. Often these situations can bring about the need for emergency action, and the Nash & Co Family Team can assist to see you quickly and give you advice and guidance on the necessary legal steps required to protect you or a family member.