Domestic and family violence, and ADVOs
Domestic and family violence can take many forms, and be committed by a partner, carer or family member. It involves any behaviour that is intended to control, dominate or frighten, and includes assault (physical or sexual), psychological or emotional abuse, financial abuse, verbal abuse, intimidation, and harassment. It can also involve abuse of pets and damage to property.
Laws, processes and services are in place to help people subjected to violent and unacceptable behaviour and to protect you and your children, pets and property.
Whatever your circumstances, Dimocks can give you options and support if you are involved in a situation of domestic or family violence.
You may want to apply for an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) at court, to protect you from further violence, intimidation or harassment.
Other issues may also need urgent attention, such as making temporary accommodation arrangements. We can advise on support services including accommodation services, counselling, and court support.
Contact us for confidential advice and assistance, or refer to our resources page for links to free help and support services.