Protecting Your Home and Your Finances
We are leading family law and domestic abuse solicitors in Exeter. If you are experiencing domestic violence or abuse, we can advise on your legal options for protecting yourself, your children, your home and your finances. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to apply for an occupation order.
As soon as you make initial contact with us, we will advise you of any urgent steps you should take. Our first objective will be to work with you to ensure that you and your children or other vulnerable family members are safe. Once you are out of harm’s way, we can help you to take the next steps to ensure that you can stay safely in your home and can begin to rebuild your life. This may include making an application for an occupation order.
What is an occupation order?
An occupation order establishes who has a right to stay in the home and can be used to order an abuser to move out and to keep a certain distance from the property. We can guide you through the process of applying for an occupation order. In the longer term we can advise and represent you in relation to the transfer of a tenancy or equity in your home.
A named member of our family law team will deal with your case throughout. You will be given clear and focused advice, including guidance about your position and how much the case will cost, where relevant. If you are making an application for an occupation order, or taking other action as a result of domestic violence, legal aid may be available depending on your financial eligibility.
Please direct any initial enquiries to Mark Fairchild, Family Team Administrator.
Further support in Devon is available through the Devon Domestic Abuse Service provided by Splitz.
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