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  • What Is A Non-Molestation Order?
  • Who Can Apply For Non-Molestation Order?

What Is A Non-Molestation Order?

A non-molestation order is a 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 Magistrates) through the Family Court.

What Is Domestic Violence Or Abuse?

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is classed as any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional) between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality. An adult is someone who is 18 years or over.

Family members, whether directly related, in-laws or step-family, are defined as:

  • mother
  • father
  • son
  • daughter
  • brother
  • sister, and
  • grandparents.

The legal definition of injury is when any harm is done to a person by the acts or omissions of another. Domestic Abuse can be in forms of physical, emotional, psychological and financial abuse. Many people are afraid to express the abuse that they are suffering as they are unaware of the help they can receive. Most victims of domestic violence do not even realise that they are suffering from some form of domestic abuse.

Who Can Apply For Non-Molestation Order?

To apply for non-molestation order, the Applicant and Respondent must be associated persons. This is determined by s.62(3) of the Family Law Act 1996 and covers most relationships, including:

  • Partners and former partners
  • Family relations (including in-laws)
  • People who live(d) together
  • People who have children together

How Non-Molestation Order Protects You?

A non-molestation order usually forbids an abuser from:

  • Using or threatening physical violence
  • Intimidating, harassing or pestering
  • Communicating with you (if appropriate)
  • Instructing or encouraging others

How To Apply For Non-Molestation Order?

You can apply for non-molestation order (injunction) if you’ve been the victim of domestic violence. Non-molestation order is applied using application form FL401. You can use form C8 if you want to keep your address and telephone number private. You should also submit a detailed witness statement telling the court what has happened and asking for the non-molestation order. The person applying for an order is referred to as the ‘applicant’ and the person against whom orders are sought is known as the ‘respondent’.

There is no court fee for applying for non-molestation order.

For How Long A Non-Molestation Order Is Normally Granted?

A non-molestation order can typically be granted for  6-12 months.

How Sunrise Solicitors Can Help With Non Molestation Order?

Men and women suffer from domestic violence every day. Our family team at Sunrise Solicitors will help you immediately in obtaining a non-molestation order.

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