Protecting a Mother and children following domestic violence

Marie represented a Mother in a case involving allegations of serious domestic violence by the Father of her children. Her client had been forced to flee the home, after which the children had not seen their Father since then and did not want to.

Marie’s client had obtained an injunction against him, but almost a year on the Father applied for a child arrangements order to see the children.

The case was listed for a fact finding hearing and Cafcass have recommended there is no contact until this and further investigations have been carried out.