Domestic Abuse

This is an unfortunate situation that many couples whether married or in a relationship may find themselves exposed to.

There has been much development in the area of domestic violence and the law over the last ten years. Understanding of the issues surrounding domestic abuse has improved and the consensus is that this behavior is not at all acceptable.

Both men and woman are subjected to such abuse and in some cases sustain serious injury as a result.

It is important to understand that there are numerous types of behaviors that a person can exhibit that amount to abuse.

Domestic abuse can include sexual, verbal, financial, emotional and psychological abuse.

This behavior can take place at any point in time in any relationship.

Our solicitor is an Accredited Specialist with the Resolution in this area and would be able to provide advice and support to ensure that all protective measures available are exercised and put into effect to prevent exposure to such behavior.

Your case will be handled with sympathy and compassion and only YOU decide if you wish to take action against this behavior.

Your details are not disclosed to any agencies or other individuals, however, we do have a list of agencies that can assist you in our 'links' section.

There are 2 arms to the remedies available; Non Molestation Orders to prevent the behavior and Occupation orders used to regulate the occupation of the family home.

We can discuss these matters and the appropriate orders with you once we have available all of the facts about your case.

We will help with

* Securing the appropriate Court Orders

* Emergency Protection Orders

* Non Molestation Orders

* Occupation Orders

* Ensuring children are protected

* Considering safeguard measures

* Court Representation

* Providing details of external agencies


-The Resolution - First for Family Law The Resolution Solicitors Regulation Authority


* Call us on: 0113 467 7904

* Out of Hours: 07816 322 520

* 24 Hour Emergency Number

* Appointments until 7:30pm

* Saturday Appointments

* Highly competitive hourly rates

* Offices in central Leeds

* Telephone and Skype interviews

* Free 30 minute consultation


Leeds Family Law Specialisms - Click on the links for detailed information


In order to start the Divorce either the Husband or Wife must issue the Divorce Petition through the local County Court. The taking of such action signifies that one of the parties has come to the conclusion that the marriage has ended. For detailed information on the Divorce procedure please click the link above.


One of the major concerns in any relationship breakdown is where the children will live and how contact with both parents will take place. Our Resolution accredited Solicitor will endevour to resolve children disputes with a co-operative and constructive approach. Please click the above link for detailed information.


Alongside the breakdown of a relationship there is often the question of how the famiy home will be occupied, who will be responsible for payments of the mortgage and how this will be maintained whilst final settlements are negotiated. Our Solicitor is recognised as a specialist provider of advice in this area.

Domestic Abuse

Any behaviour that you find threatening or intimidating is unacceptable and you do not have to put up with this. Our Solicitor is an accredited Resolution specialist in the area of Domestic Abuse and has represented both men and women secure protective orders to prevent such behaviour.

Unmarried Couples

Many people believe that if they have lived with each other for a number of years without marriage they have the same protection and legal rights as a married couple. However, these rights are not aquired automatically and on the breakdown of this relationship many are left without any legal protection.

Collaborative Law

The aim of the collaborative law process is to avoid going to court with the emphasis being on trying to work things out by meeting with your partner and their lawyer face to face. As your lawyer is with you throughout the process a settlement can be reached this way. Our Solicitor will be able to offer this service from November 2011.

Asian Aspects to Divorce

Our Solicitor has extensive experience dealing with clients who have married outside of the UK. We have knowledge of marriages that have taken place in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. If you are a UK citizen and you have married in one of the above countries and now want a Divorce then please click the link above for further information.

Civil Partnerships

From December 2004 it has been possible for same sex couples in the UK to register a Civil Partnership. The rights aquired by the couple entering into this arrangement are almost the same as those of a married couple. For further information on your rights in relation to financial and children matters please click the link above.

Mediation now enforced


Before making an application for a court order in relevant family proceedings, applicants will be expected, unless exempted, to have considered alternative means of resolving their disputes

New Family Law Firm in Leeds


After much research and planning, Leeds Family Law Ltd has begun the process for gaining recognition by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We hope to start trading in June, 2011.

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