They may be physically threatened or emotionally blackmailed to do so. It is an abuse of your human right and cannot be justified on any religious or cultural basis. It is an issue that unfortunately can affect a lot of people but there is help to hand.
We at GT Stewart Solicitors have been assisting victims who find themselves in this situation and we can assist you to regain your life, protect yourself and your children.
If you are being or were pressured by threat or coercion, from family or others, to marry someone without your consent, this may well constitute forced marriage. It is a violation of your human rights. This is an internationally recognised standard and at GT Stewart Solicitors we can help you regain your freedom.
The Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 became law in 2008. This allows family courts to make Forced Marriage Protection Orders to protect someone from being forced into a marriage.
An Order can also be made to protect someone who has already been forced into marriage to help remove them from the situation.
We at GT Stewart Solicitors can assist you in obtaining these Orders. We offer a safe and completely confidential environment in which to share your story so we can help you take back control over your life. As well as providing specialist legal advice and action, including obtaining these Orders, we can also connect you with relevant organisations which are able to offer a range of practical ways to help you and your children.
If you need advice or assistance with a forced marriage matter, we are here to help.