The free legal advice provided by FLAG DV is available only to people experiencing domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is defined as an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member.
Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following:
Anyone forced to alter their behaviour because they are frightened of their partner’s reaction is being abused.
- Coercive control (a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual violence)
- Psychological and/or emotional abuse including 'gaslighting'
- Physical or sexual abuse
- Financial or economic abuse
- Harassment and stalking
- Online or digital abuse