Sometimes it is necessary to apply to the court for immediate protection.
There are two types of injunctions commonly available:
A non – molestation order is aimed at preventing a person from:
A non-molestation order can be obtained by any “associated” person which includes, but is not limited to, current or former spouses, cohabitees, partners and relatives.
A power of arrest is often attached which means that if the person breaches a term of the order, the police can be called and the person will be arrested even without a specific criminal offence having been committed.
An occupation order regulates who can live in the home and can also restrict a person entering the surrounding area.
Occupation orders are used when a person does not feel safe to continue to live with their partner. The family court also has power to make orders for the payment of outgoings on the home.