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Domestic abuse statistics are shocking, especially when separation has been the catalyst. Many people are struggling with how to actually handle the situation of being separated and many lose control or remain in the relationship due to domestic abuse.

There are many accomplices to domestic abuse and family life is being devastated by these: drugs, alcohol abuse, and narcissistic personalities, to name a few. All these really do make for dire family life situations. More...

Last month, Sheffield Heeley MP, Louise Haigh, introduced a new bill to parliament which calls upon the government and courts of law to improve the safety of women and children.

If passed, the proposed Parental Rights (Rapists) and Family Courts Bill will stop fathers of children conceived through rape from being able to obtain custody. It could see further restrictions made upon male domestic abusers. More...

Did you know that controlling or coercive behaviour in a relationship is a serious crime under 2015 legislation? Despite popular Netflix programmes such as Dirty John showing us an insight on what these could be like, unfortunately, there are still a lot of people who are unaware that this legislation exists.

 To many of you who had no idea that coercive and controlling behaviour was a criminal offence, the legislation defines boundaries to the public to make us further aware that psychological and controlling abusive behaviour is punishable. In fact, this can result in punitive punishment with up to five years in prison, depending upon the severity of the offence. More...

Christmas, a time of shining lights, excited children and a special feeling of magic in the air.  A time for families and friends to get together and share in the seasonal spirit of goodwill or so Christmas television advertising would have us believe. More...

It’s a term that’s used a lot, but, if you’ve never required their services, you may not know what they do and can offer. So, here Karis Jones from Howells Solicitors examines what social services are for, what they do, and what you need to know if they have contacted you. More...

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