In some circumstances, urgent applications need to be made to court to protect you or your child from harm.
Applications can be made for a non- molestation order or an occupation order. The former deals with the protection of you and your children and the latter deals with the occupation of the family home. It can also prevent a party from coming within a set distance of your property.
Such applications should only be made if there are genuine concerns and in the case of an occupation order, should not be seen as a long-term solution.
A power of arrest is often attached to a non-molestation order which means that if the order is breached, the police can be called and the breach will be dealt with as a criminal matter.
Expert advice is needed to consider the merits of any application and whether more cost effective options can be taken.
Please contact me for further information and advice.