Who can apply for a Non-Molestation Order?
A Non-Molestation order is a type of injunction that the Family Courts can grant to prevent one person from harassing or pestering another. There is a wide range of acts that the injunction can prohibit, they commonly include:
· A prohibition that one person cannot phone / text / make contact with another person,
· A prohibition that one person cannot enter a certain radius of where another person lives,
· A prohibition that one person cannot use or threaten violence against the other.
However to be eligible to apply for a Non-Molestation Order, the relationship between the Applicant and the Respondent must fall within the category of “Associated Persons”.
· Spouses or former spouses
· Civil partners or former civil partners
· Cohabitees or former cohabitees
· Having an intimate relationship of a significant duration
· Parties who have a child together
· Parties who are subject to the same family law act proceedings.
An application for a Non-Molestation order will only be within the court’s jurisdiction if the parties fall into one of the above categories. Often, Non-Molestation orders are applied for to protect victims of domestic abuse.
Our expert Family Lawyers have offices based in Wolverhampton and Cradley Heath and serve clients across the West Midlands and Black Country including Stourbridge, Wolverhampton, Halesowen, Birmingham and beyond. If you complete our online enquiry form, a member of our team will contact you for an initial discussion.