Domestic Abuse

Non-molestation order

What is a Non-molestation Order?

A Non-molestation Order is a court injunction that is designed to protect victims of abuse by restricting the abuser’s actions. There is approximately one domestic violence call to the Police every minute in the UK. With a Non-molestation Order in place, should your ex-partner try to contact, threaten or harass you. Therefore they would be arrested and could face a sentence of up to five years in prison. (Family Law Act 1996).

Are you are experiencing domestic abuse or have you been threatened with violence. Our Family Law Team at Ashmans Solicitors can advise you of the options available to you. All enquiries are welcome. Finally feel free to drop us a line, give us a call, or pay us a visit.

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Ashmans Solicitors have offices in: Central London and East London. Also in Solicitors in Dewsbury, Sheffield, Huddersfield and Leeds. Please see the Contact Us page for exact location details. Alternatively, you can email us at . Or call us on 0333 009 6275.  The term “molestation” can cover many things, including: violence, threats, intimidation and harassment.

Changes made to the Domestic Violence Crime and Victims Act 2004 have also meant that a Non-molestation Order can include protection to children. Or others associated with you who are named in the Order. The Order could stop the abuser from using or threatening violence Furthermore from communicating with you by any means. Also from coming within so many metres of you, your home or workplace. It also prevents intimidation, harassment and pestering (including in-person or remotely. Hence this includes  letters, email, phone or social media) so as to ensure your and your children’s safety.

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Who Can a Non-molestation Order be Used Against?

Ashmans Solicitors has an expert Family Law Team who understand what you are going through. They will use their considerable knowledge to advise and support you throughout the process of applying for a Non-molestation Order. A Non-molestation Order can only be used against someone that you know in certain ways:

  • Someone you were married or engaged to be married to;
  • Also Someone you were in a civil partnership with or were going to enter into a civil partnership with;
  • A person you were living with as though you were husband and wife (including same sex relationships);
  • Someone you have a child with or who has had parental responsibility for your child;
  • A family member / relation, or
  • Someone you have had an intimate relationship with for a significant period of time.
  • Obtaining an Emergency Non-molestation Order

Clean Break Order 

First of all if you feel that you or your children may be in immediate danger. Either because of an ex-partner or family member’s threats or abusive behaviour. As a results you will need to quickly contact us about obtaining an Emergency Non-molestation Order. You can usually make your application to the court on the same day without the abuser (the respondent) being there. The court will consider:

  • Whether or not you are at risk of significant harm;
  • You may be prevented or deterred from applying if you are made to wait, or
  • Whether the respondent is avoiding being served their notice to appear before the court.

Without Notice Order 

If the court grants you a without notice order. This is also known as ‘ex-parte’ they will most likely want to list the details for a full hearing at a later date. This is  once the abuser has been served notice. If you are financially eligible you will qualify for legal aid. Please see our page on Legal Aid.

 Ashmans Solicitors our team will give your case the attention it needs and deserves. Our Family Law Team are experts in every aspect of domestic violence. So they can take fast effective action.

Ashmans Solicitors Family Law Team. We can advise those people who are seeking help with obtaining Non-molestation Orders. Likewise with Emergency Non-molestation Orders. So please lose no time in getting in touch with us.

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  • We work with legal aid clients and can assist with obtaining legal aid, if that is appropriate.
  • We offer you a free initial consultation.
  • We are always aware of the relevant laws and regulations relating to children, including patient confidentiality and medical treatment.
  • We have the sensitivity to understand the needs of a child when representing their interests.
  • We demonstrate the ability to represent our clients effectively.
  • We show commitment to representing the interests of clients, especially children.
  • Our experienced family law team will always put you and your child’s best interests first.
  • We have multi-lingual staff in all of our offices, who will give you immediate assistance.
  • You can be assured of competitive prices and a very high success rate.
  • We have an expert team of in-house family law specialists, each with many years of experience representing clients in family courts.
  • We are dedicated to providing the best possible legal advice and services to those going through difficult times.
  • Our understanding and experienced family solicitors can give you professional guidance and support on getting a divorce or a civil partnership dissolution. They’ll also advise on other options, such as legal separation.
  • If you’re being forced into a marriage against your will, we can help you to arrange a Forced Marriage Protection Order.
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