Domestic Violence and Injunctions
If you or your children are subject to domestic violence or harassment from a connected person, you should take urgent action to protect you from any further risk of violence or threatening behaviour.
Family Law Orders can be made by the court to protect anyone who has been the subject of domestic violence or repeat harassment.
Applications should be made quickly, and our solicitors will be able to advise you whether an application should be made without notice or with short notice to the perpetrator.
The following Orders can be made by the court following an application.
- Non-molestation Order – this may be appropriate if you have been the subject of domestic violence or threatened violence. An Order will stop the perpetrator from contacting you and/or coming within a certain distance of you, your home, and any specific places you need to be protected. A Non-Molestation Order carries an automatic power of arrest and generally lasts for 12 months.
- Occupation Order – this determines who will occupy a property to the exclusion of another or determine who will occupy what areas of the home if it is not possible for one party to leave for any particular reason.
If you are a victim of domestic violence or harassment, contact one of our solicitors urgently who will ensure urgent action is taken to protect your safety and wellbeing.
National Domestic Violence 24-hour helpline – 0800 2000 247.