Some reports suggest that up to 25% of the female population in Britain experiences domestic violence during their lifetime. Though by no means is domestic violence or domestic abuse exclusively directed at women.
Irrespective of the abuse you are being (or have been) subjected to, it’s important to put a stop to it and protect yourself from further harm. At Aristone Solicitors, we can provide you with the expert legal support you need to make sense of your current situation and escape the cycle of abuse.
Contact a member of our legal team anytime for an obligation-free consultation.
What Is a Non-Molestation Order?
A non-molestation order is an injunction taken out against an individual in your life, in order to protect yourself and your child/children from harassment, violence and abuse. Contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary for the person in question to have been physically violent, in order for a non-molestation injunction to be granted.
In any instance where an individual is pestering, intimidating, harassing or threatening, you have the right to apply for a non-molestation order.
The terms and conditions of all non-molestation orders are unique, though typically contain instructions and restrictions such as:
- The abuser must not intimidate you, threaten violence or harass you
- The abuser must not visit your workplace or its surroundings
- The abuser must not contact you or your children by any means
Prior to issuing a non-molestation order, the courts will carefully consider every aspect of your case, while prioritising the safety and well-being of any children involved in the matter. You must therefore ensure you present a strong enough case for your non-molestation injunction request to be granted, clearly showing how you and/or your children will be at risk if the injunction is not granted.
We therefore strongly suggest seeking qualified legal support at the earliest possible stage. At Aristone Solicitors, we can provide you with the expert advice and consultancy you need to build and present the strongest possible case against your abuser.
More information or to discuss domestic abuse injunctions in more detail, contact a member of the team at Aristone Solicitors today.
Who Can I Get an Injunction Against?
An injunction can only be taken out against an abuser you are considered to be ‘associated’ with, either presently or in the past. This includes the following individuals among others:
- Your spouse or former married partner
- Someone you were previously engaged to
- An individual you are or were living with
- A same sex partner or civil partner
- Direct and indirect relatives
- The other parent of your child or children
- Someone you had a long-term relationship with
Different pathways are available for seeking legal protection from an abuser or harasser that is not an individual you are legally ‘associated’ with. Irrespective of your relationship or otherwise with the abuser, it is important to take action and seek legal support at the earliest possible juncture.
At Aristone Solicitors, our skilled legal advisers have been providing expert support on domestic abuse and violence claims for more than 25 years. However complex or urgent your case may be, we’re standing by with the support you need to safeguard your welfare and your future.
Contact the team at Aristone Solicitors anytime for an obligation-free consultation.