Non-Molestation OrderBerkhamsted, Amersham & Beaconsfield
The Breakthrough Family Law Solicitors Team
What is a Non-Molestation Order?
A non-molestation order is a type of injunction to prohibit an abuser from using or threatening physical violence, intimidating, harassing, pestering or communicating with their victim. This protection order is aimed to help and support victims of domestic abuse preventing the abuser coming within a certain distance of the victim, the victims home or place of work. In certain circumstances, it can also include abuse against children. It is a criminal offence to breach this order.
On what grounds can you obtain a Non-Molestation Order?You can obtain a non-molestation order if you are the victim of one or more of the following:
- Coercive control and ‘gaslighting’
- Economic abuse
- Online abuse
- Threats and intimidation
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
How much does a Non-Molestation Order cost?There is no court fee for this application, so it is free to apply. However, if you wish to have the assistance of a solicitor there will be legal fees you need to consider.
What is the difference between a Restraining Order, a Non-Molestation Order and an Occupation Order?Non-Molestation orders are a type of an injunction which prevents abuse, control, harassment and/or intimidation from an abuser. Occupation orders are a type of an injunction used to provide victims of domestic abuse with protection from their abuser and a safe place for them and their children to live in the absence of their abuser. Restraining orders can be obtained for an abuser who is convicted of a criminal offence.
How to apply for a Non-Molestation order?To apply for a non-molestation order, form FL401 needs to be completed and submitted to the Court. Our experienced solicitors can help you apply for a non-molestation order.
How long does a Non-Molestation order last?A non-molestation order is always permitted with a specific time period. Eg: 12 months. Depending on the circumstances and nature of the abuse – shorter or longer periods can be granted too. Breakthrough Family Law have many years of experience in successfully applying for injunctions (in particular, occupation and non-molestation orders) and defending individuals subject to injunction proceedings. To enquire further about how to apply for injunctions or just need some initial advice, make a free enquiry today.
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