Get a copy of an undertaking to stop abusive behaviour

Use this sample letter to get proof a partner promised in court not to harass or threaten you, if you're applying for legal aid.


To get a written copy of the promise, known as the ‘undertaking’:

A copy costs £5, but you may be able to get help with the fee.

You can use the promise as evidence if you’re applying for legal aid to divorce or separate from an abusive partner.

It won’t count if:

  • the promise was made more than 5 years ago
  • you made a similar promise in court not to harass or threaten your partner