All incidents should be reported to the police in the first instance. If the police do not take action and you feel that you and/or your children are at risk, you can apply for non-molestation orders and occupation orders if appropriate. Legal Aid is available for this and you will need to provide details or you come to be financially assessed.
Some applications can be dealt with as an emergency and without notice to the other party and we will be able to discuss the criteria with you.
An occupation order is an order which requires the other party to leave the home because they are a risk. The law surrounding this can be quite complex and we will discuss this with you.
The procedure for applying for a non-molestation order and occupation order if applicable will require a full statement including the history of the relationship and abuse.
If a Non-Molestation Order is made a copy is sent to the police, again if breaches are made and the police do not take action, then applications to enforce can be made to the court.
Our team will be able to guide you through the process and assist you every step of the way.