Unfortunately, matters relating to domestic violence and domestic abuse are becoming all-to-common within relationships, yet many cases go unreported.
However, it is not just within marriages in which domestic violence is an issue, and in one of the biggest shake-ups to domestic abuse laws, prosecutors in England and Wales are set to receive new guidance to help them decide when to bring charges against perpetrators of domestic violence.
The new guidance – which is currently under public consultation – aims to offer extra protection to the young who do not see themselves of victims of domestic abuse – because they are not physically abused, with the abuse instead coming online.
In addition to focusing on domestic violence against the young, the guidance is set to focus on domestic violence against the elderly, with prosecutors being advised to consider the specific context in which the abuse is occurring.
Other areas highlighted within the guidance, include same sex or transgender relationship abuse; and child to parent violence.
Whilst the new guidance aims to help prosecutors decide when to take action against perpetrators of domestic violence; as family law solicitors in Lincoln, we are on hand to offer tailored, impartial and sensitive legal advice to those who find themselves a victim of domestic abuse.
Our family law specialists offer a confidential consultation, enabling you to discuss your situation and find out what you can do about it, as well as advising on what steps can be taken to protect you and your family – and we will cover every option available to you, to ensure you are able to make an informed decision.
To find out how we can help you with your family law matters, contact our team today.