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Legal Advice on Forced Marriage In Leeds

Forced marriage is when a person is under physical or emotional pressure to marry someone. For example, you may experience threatening, physical violence or sexual violence or be made to feel like you are causing shame to your family by not marrying someone.

Everybody has the right to decide who they marry and when they marry. However, if you are forced to marry, this is marrying under duress, not willingly marrying someone. Forced marriage can include going overseas and being forced to marry.

Forcing Someone To Marry Can Result in a Prison Sentence of up to 7 Years

Forced marriage is illegal in England and Wales, and is classed as a specific offence under section 121 of the Antisocial Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, which came into effect in 2014. Whether you are currently in a forced marriage or if you are seeking to prevent a forced marriage, the first step is to contact the Forced Marriage Unit by calling +44 (0)20 7008 0151.

The Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007

This Act inserted provisions into the Family Law Act 1996, enabling courts to make “Forced Marriage Protection Orders” to prevent forced marriages from occurring and to protect those already forced into marriage.

The order can include restrictions, prohibitions, or requirements to protect a victim from space, from the member, or from anyone involved. Involvement can include aiding, abetting, counselling, procuring, encouraging, or assisting another person to force or attempt to force a person to marry. Forced Marriage Protection Orders can last for a specified time or if the court so desires, set out the order for an indefinite period, i.e. until varied or discharged. The following people can apply for a Forced Marriage Protection Order:

1) The person who is to be protected by the order;
2) A relevant third party; and any other person with the permission of the court
3) A relevant third party is someone who is appointed to make applications on behalf of other relevant third parties and could include organisations such as the police and local authorities.

Forced Marriage Protection Order
A Forced Marriage Protection Order is unique to the individual case and includes legally binding conditions that change the behaviour of a person/s who is trying to force someone to marry. The goal of the order is to protect the person who has been or is being, forced into marrying someone they do not choose to marry.

Efficiency, confidentiality, and sensitivity are all very important when dealing with forced marriage circumstances. Our Solicitors will work with you to guide you through the legal process. We deal with the relevant parties, such as the Court of Protection, and we will continue to help you until your case is fully resolved.

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We offer a free initial consultation and have specialist Forced Marriage Solicitors, all of whom have many years of experience. We advise and represent our clients in a pro-active, friendly and honest manner in order to obtain the best possible outcome. From the outset, you can be confident that you have knowledgeable Solicitors on your side.

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