What happens when someone reports domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse is not just a matter for the family courts; abuse is a crime and should be reported to the police, which may then go through the criminal courts. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, you might be wary about your next steps. It can be an uncertain and emotionally demanding process so, if you are able, you might like to speak to a friend or to someone on the National Domestic Abuse Helpline. 

Writing for Support Through Court, BLM Family Law Associate Yasmin Khan-Gunns provides an insight into what you can expect to happen if you or a friend report an incident of domestic abuse.

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Disclaimer: This document does not present a complete or comprehensive statement of the law, nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight issues that may be of interest to clients of BLM. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in any particular case.

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