Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence is a pervasive problem that can occur in all types of relationships, regardless of nationality or location. For individuals who are subjected to domestic violence while abroad, the situation can be particularly challenging, as they may be far from their support system and knowledge of the local legal system. At Efstathios C. Efstathiou, we specialize in International Domestic Violence in Cyprus, and we are here to provide you with the guidance and legal support you need in addressing this issue.


What is Domestic Violence?


Domestic violence is an act or pattern of acts of violence or threats of violence between individuals in a domestic or intimate relationship. Domestic violence can take many forms, including physical violence, sexual violence, emotional or psychological abuse, and financial or economic abuse. It is a violation of human rights and can have severe physical, psychological, and social consequences.


Domestic Violence Abroad


When domestic violence occurs in an international context, the victim may face additional challenges in dealing with the situation. They may feel isolated and may not know where to turn for help. Additionally, they may feel that they have limited options due to language barriers, unfamiliarity with the legal system, and fear of retaliation.


Domestic Violence in Cyprus

Cyprus has strict laws against domestic violence, which includes physical, sexual, emotional or psychological abuse in intimate relationships. The Protection of the Family Law provides for protective orders that prohibit the perpetrator from committing violence of any form, as well as measures that offer protection and support for victims.

Domestic Violence Allegations


Domestic violence allegations can have severe repercussions on the accused. False allegations of domestic violence may be used as a tool for gaining leverage or revenge in a divorce or child custody case. At Efstathios C. Efstathiou, we are committed to protecting the rights of our clients, regardless of which side they are on.


Our experienced lawyers are here to help you navigate the legal system and provide the support you need to mitigate the impact of domestic violence allegations. We can help you develop a defense strategy that is tailored to your individual circumstances and can help you ensure that your voice is heard.




Domestic violence is a prevalent and serious issue that can have dire consequences for those involved. At Efstathios C. Efstathiou, we understand the complexities involved in dealing with domestic violence in an international context and are committed to helping you through this challenging time.


Whether you are a victim of domestic violence seeking protection and support, or are facing domestic violence allegations, our dedicated team of international lawyers is here to provide you with the guidance and legal support you need. Contact us today for a confidential consultation, and let us help you protect your rights and address domestic violence across borders.