At AFG LAW solicitors we have been serving a diverse community for many years and have experience of assisting clients dealing with harmful practices including so called ‘honour’ based abuse. Our domestic abuse solicitors understand that ‘honour’ based violence or abuse comes in many different forms and includes all types of domestic abuse that may have taken place to protect the idea of ‘honour’ of a family or community.
Our solicitors will support you and understand that ‘honour’ based abuse often starts in childhood and people grow up with it being part of everyday life. We understand that it is rarely just one person that is the source of the abuse and it can involve several family members and members of the community, often with an element of collusion and planning. Our solicitors will listen to you and give you advice about what can be done to help you protect yourself, our solicitors will usually advise to contact the police as well as they can provide immediate protection
What can a solicitor do to help me if I’m worried about ‘honour’ based violence?
Our domestic abuse solicitors can arrange urgent appointments and explain your legal options to you in clear, simple terms. If it is necessary for you to apply for a non-molestation order, forced marriage protection order or female genital mutilation protection order we will discuss the court process and whether you can make an urgent application, as a larger family department we have the processes in place to act quickly. AFG also hold a legal aid contract and can provide advice about whether you would be able to access public funds to assist you.
Our domestic abuse solicitors have relationships with local charities that can offer support and help. Our solicitors will look at your circumstances holistically to help you achieve the best possible outcome. We understand that ‘honour’ based violence needs to be treated differently as the risks to someone often become far greater when they do seek support, leave a family or community etc and the impact upon them as an individual by taking action to safeguard themselves is often more severe.
Our domestic violence solicitors understand how important it is for you to have confidentiality and the worries that you might have about the community finding out you have seen a solicitor. We will always keep your information confidential and can offer urgent appointments in person or virtually, by telephone, WhatsApp, Teams etc, to make it as easy as possible for you to access help.