Non-Molestation Order

A Non-Molestation Order, and/or an Occupation Order can be made in your absence and needs to be dealt with and not ignored.

Unfortunately, for a number of reasons, allegations of abuse are made by one party in court proceedings, and the court often needs to provide protection to that party just in case the allegations are true.

Having made an order, often in your absence, you then have an opportunity to defend yourself.  You will be provided with the application and evidence against you, and there are a variety of ways that you can deal with them.

How you approach this difficult situation is one that needs the right advice.  If the court finds that you were abusive, it will affect your case going forward.

If you are facing a Non-Molestation Order, often accompanied by an Occupation Order, you need to approach it correctly

Non-Molestation Order includes

This order should not be ignored.  It is a serious matter for the court and will be made to protect the other party and the children from allegations of harm.  True or not, you should not ignore this application if it has been made against you as its effects will affect your case in a very harmful way if not dealt with

  • Simon will read the documentation you have been sent and discuss your situation and options with you
  • Preparation of a good statement is usually necessary if you are going to oppose the application.  Simon will take details for you and write a draft statement for your comments
  • Once you have read the draft, Simon will discuss the document with you to decide if any changes are necessary
  • The statement will be updated if necessary and your evidence will be added
  • You will be given instructions on what to do with the statement
  • Simon will also provide you with advice on how to approach the hearing.