Domestic Abuse

Non Molestation Order

What is a Non-Molestation Order?

An application for a Non-Molestation Order forbids your partner from using or threatening violence against you and/or you and your children.

You can apply for an Order for incidents as serious as assaults to pestering and harassment.

The Order can also prevent your partner using third parties to intimidate, threaten or use violence against you.

How long does it take for an application for a Non-Molestation Order?

A Non-Molestation Order can be applied for instantly and in most cases a Court date will be set within a very short period of time.

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Can anyone submit an application?

Once you have submitted an application for a Non-Molestation Order you are the Applicant.

You can apply for the Order if:

  • You are married/civil partners or agreed to a marriage/civil partnership
  • Have cohabited with your partner
  • You have lived together in the same household in a family scenario
  • Have had an intimate physical relationship of significant duration
  • Have a child together

What happens once an application has been filed?

The Court will look at the circumstances of the case and other factors involved, including children. Where there is any evidence of recent physical violence the Court will grant an Order immediately to provide protection until a full hearing can take place.

What happens if the Non-Molestation Order is breached?

Breach of an Order is a criminal offence. Depending on the circumstances can be up to five years in prison and/or a fine.

What do I do next?

Contact us immediately and we can talk you through your case, providing the best action. As well as providing advice during office hours we offer a 24-hour Domestic Abuse legal advice line.

Contact the team for further support and advice.
The 24hr Domestic Abuse helpline number is 07739 748 675

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