Domestic Violence & Injunctions
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Violence & Injunctions
At Ansham White we regularly apply for injunctions on behalf of our clients; this is particularly where there has been domestic violence.
An injunction is a specific type of court order that the court can serve to prevent an individual from doing certain actions. Often an injunction will be sought on the breakdown of a relationship where one party suffers from threatening behaviour, physical assault or harassment.
Domestic violence is a serious crime which has a course of action in both criminal and tortious law. This is why it is important that you seek legal advice at the earliest possible opportunity.
Upon contacting Ansham White Solicitors, we will provide you with urgent assistance on your matter and explain the key steps simply to ensure that you and your loved ones (where applicable) are safe. Actions will often include applying for a non-molestation order or an occupation order which can require the spouse or former partner to leave the property. These orders can often be issued by the court within an emergency 48 hour period where necessary.
NON MOLESTATION ORDER
At Ansham White Solicitors, we can advise you on non-molestation orders which aim to protect those from suffering from domestic violence. If you’re married, in a civil partnership, a family member or sharing parental responsibility and are suffering from domestic abuse, you can apply for a non-molestation order. We are able to assist in emergency orders which can be made without notice. There are various factors that need to be taken into consideration to which we can advise in making a successful application.
Occupation orders often go hand in hand with non-molestation orders. An occupation order is an injunction which gives an individual the right to occupy the matrimonial home and may exclude a person from entering the property in order to offer an individual protection. This is a short-term solution and will not affect what happens to the property in the final financial settlement. The process is the same as above for non-molestation orders.
If the abuser breaches any part of an occupation order and there is a power of arrest attached to it, the breach can be directly reported to the police.
Someone who is found by the court to have breached the order may be committed to prison, fined or given a suspended prison sentence.
If you feel as though your situation would constitute Domestic Violence and you would benefit from applying for an injunction, please contact us today.
The founding Director, Shamim Ibrahim has 20+ years of experience in dealing with domestic violence matters. Throughout this time, she has built up and trained a team of individuals whom maintain her high quality standard of work to ensue that our clients receive professional yet personable advice throughout a domestic violence related matter.
Please call us today to arrange an initial fixed fee consultation, our family team will be more than happy to help. We have offices based in North Harrow and the City of London which have nearby parking and good transport links. If you are calling from overseas or are unable to attend our office, we are able to conduct a video consultation via either Zoom or Microsoft Teams.