If you’re experiencing domestic abuse, you can get quick and effective protection from the family courts.
You can ask them to issue court orders, called injunctions, that can stop abusive behaviour towards you and prevent someone from coming into or going near your home:
- non-molestation orders aim to stop abusive behaviour
- occupation orders aim to keep an abusive person out of your family home or local area
There’s no application fee and you can apply for both orders if you need them. You may also be able to get legal aid.
The orders can protect you and your children from abuse – but there are other orders you can get that deal with where your children live and how they see the other parent, such as child arrangements orders.