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Police and civil authorities in South Africa take reports of domestic violence very seriously, and so does Eileen Visser Attorneys. Unfortunately, the system is not perfect. Without legal representation, victims of domestic assault may find it difficult to take advantage of the legal protections available. Conversely, those accused of an act of domestic assault or spousal abuse may face serious immediate consequences prior to any determination of guilt or innocence. Domestic violence is a serious issue and a serious crime. It can include many types of abuse including spousal abuse and other types of family abuse or dating abuse. It can also include emotional abuse as well as physical abuse. If you are suffering from domestic violence and harassment in your relationship Eileen Visser Attorneys can help. There are a number of Court Orders we can help you apply for that will enable you to protect your personal safety and your right to live safely in your home. Our friendly and supportive Family Lawyers will explain the options available to you and your family, so that you can break free and make a fresh start. All our lawyers are compassionate and understanding with clients, while still aggressively protecting their rights. Our solicitors respond quickly to requests for help in cases of domestic violence, however if you are in immediate danger, you should contact the police in the first instance.