Non-Molestation Order and Occupation Order are two basic types of injunctions the court can make under the Family Law Act 1996. Contact us for legal advice now.

An injunction is a court order that a named person should or should not do something. Usually, in family law, people want injunctions against a husband, wife or partner. However, we may be able to apply for an order against anyone in your family, or with whom you have had a close relationship, who has used violence against you. You can also seek protection for your child.

An emergency injunction is an informal description for a court order made without notice/ex parte – it means the person you are applying against will not be aware of the injunction until it is served on him/her.

If you need legal advice or help with any type divorce or family law matter, get in touch with our highly experienced family law solicitors in London on  0203 432 6006 or fill in our online enquiry form.

Non-Molestation Orders

A non-molestation order is a court order (injunction) that protects you or your child from being harmed or threatened by the person who has abused you. It is a civil order obtained by a victim of domestic abuse from a Judge (or Magistrate) through the Family Court.

Occupation Orders

An occupation order is an order that someone must leave the home where you live, allow you to return there if you have already left, or is only allowed to occupy certain parts of the home.

The duration of the order depends upon the circumstances of your case. The court will make different orders depending on what rights you have to the property.

For example, whether you are a lodger or an owner-occupier - and the relationship between you and the other person (known as the Respondent). It will also consider the needs of any children.

How can we help?

  • Taking your statement - At the first appointment, our team will take a full statement from you. We will need to take a history of your relationship and details of recent incidents between the Respondent and yourself. Our team of family law solicitors may ask you for your written authority, for example, to write to your doctor, the hospital or the police for a report.
  • Preparation of documents - Our expert team of family law solicitors will prepare your application, along with a statement, setting out all the relevant facts of your case. If there are witnesses, our team of family law solicitors may also wish to see them to take statements so that further affidavits can be prepared and sworn by them. The application will then be taken by us to the court and a hearing date fixed. This is likely to be about a week ahead unless your case is so urgent that a hearing same day is required.

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Family legal issues can arise from disagreements on child arrangements, relationship breakdown, domestic violence and many other areas that can be legally complicated. Our family lawyers help to demystify the legalities of the family law system.

Our specialist family solicitors will help you navigate complex family law issues. We will break down every aspect of your case, explain the process in simple terms and give you clear and strategic advice on what to do next.

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