Benussi & Co.
The Colmore Building
20 Colmore Circus Queensway
Birmingham B4 6AT
As the country’s lockdown measures were announced, immediate concern set in for the victims of domestic violence, trapped with their abuser, with no escape. Crucial time away from violent and controlling partners – whilst at work, on the school run – was taken away overnight.
At the peak of the virus, the reports and statistics confirm the fears for those suffering abuse:
With no planned lifting of lockdown restrictions, the pressure cooker effect continues.
If you are suffering, the message is:
The most common way to divorce an abusive partner is to proceed with evidence of unreasonable behaviour within your marriage. Your solicitor will take notes on your relationship history and will build a case from there. We know each case is different, so our divorce solicitors will be able to provide compassionate advice depending on your circumstances. Taking the first step can be worrying, but by contacting our team, we can provide the best course of action for divorcing your abusive partner.
For those who are not affected, please be on your guard for your friends, family, neighbours. Anyone experiencing abuse will be struggling to reach out. Now, more than ever.