We are experts in dealing with emergency injunctions and can act very quickly to appear before a court or issue a warning letter.

There are two types of injunctions commonly available:

Non – Molestation order

A non – molestation order is aimed at preventing a person from:

    • using or threatening violence
    • making threats, pestering or harassment, for example, sending abusive letters or making repeated calls.

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.

Occupation Orders

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.

An injunction can also be used to protect children; and it is also important to consider child welfare issues.

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Maguire Family Law are experienced in dealing with family law cases involving issues of domestic abuse. For a specialist consultation please call us on +44 (0) 1625 5446550 or email: