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I’ve recently become a victim of domestic abuse. I need to

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I’ve recently become a victim of domestic abuse. I need to know my options but the phone services keep sending me around in circles
JA: What steps have been taken? Have any papers been filed in family court?
Customer: No, I’m very much on the edge. Verbal and and emotional abuse are clear but but the violence has been restricted to throwing heavy objects.
JA: Family Court normally sits in a local County and Magistrates' Court. Do you know the location of the court? If not, what county do they live in?
Customer: I know the location of the county court
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I have managed to remove my abuse from my property but he has a key and will hammer on my door if I’m not answering

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Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I need to know my options to protect myself and my pet. My Former partner has started mixing alcohol and Antidepessants. He is turning more violent.

Thanks for your patience and enquiry.

I am sorry to hear of what you have been going through. The best option is for you to apply for both a non molestation as well as an occupation order. The non molestation order would prevent your ex-partner from being able to contact you or do anything that can otherwise be considered as harassing. The occupation order prevents him from being able to enter the house. If he breaches any of these orders he could be locked up.

You could apply for these here:

https://www.gov.uk/injunction-domestic-violence/eligibility-non-molestation

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Thanks for speaking with me today. All the best. I do hope your discussions with him can resolve concrns amicably.