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Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-Do they have any children, if so their ages?
-Whose name is ***** ***** and mortgage in?
-Are there any formal agreements or deed of trust regarding contributions and shares for the property?
Thank you for confirming. Firstly, as the property is in joint names they both have a legal right to occupy the property and he can only be excluded by the police (such as if there are bail conditions) or by a court order.
If the situation worsens and she fears for her safety then she should immediately contact the police to assist. The police will advise her if there are any grounds for them to deal with as a criminal offence. If they cannot assist and she remains at risk she can consider applying to her local family court on an urgent basis for a non-molestation order (an injunction) to prevent any risk of harm to wards her as well as an occupation order (to exclude him from the property). Both these can be applied for at the same time on the same form FL401 and there is no court fee to pay. She will need a detailed statement in support setting out the past incidents, the risks and why she feels an order is necessary - this statement should be filed with the application.
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If the intimidation and emotional abuse put her at risk then yes, it is a criminal offence.
If she can prove that she is repeatedly and continuously emotionally abused in this way then it will be considered a crime and she has 2 years to report it to the police
This would not be considered emotional abuse if it is the only incident. She needs to demonstrate that it is repeated and continuous. If it is, then yes she can include it in her report.