The High Court has settled a dispute between a cohabiting couple over who should own the home they had shared until they split up. The couple, Mr Lee Hudson and Ms Jayne Hathway, had purchased their home in joint names. They both worked and paid their respective salaries into a joint account. Over time, Hudson’s earnings
Injunctions & Personal Protection
If you or your children been threatened or hurt, or you live in fear of violence or harassment, be sure to contact the police immediately
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Our family lawyers can help you obtain an injunction/court order to protect you and your children.
Who can I take out an injunction against?
Under the Family Law Act you can obtain an injunction/court order from those you are or have been married to; cohabitants and former cohabitants; those who live in the same household; certain relatives; the mother or father of the child.
There are two types of injunctions available to you:-
- Non-molestation order -. It can prohibit actions such as harassment, violence or threats towards you or a child.
- Occupation order – This deals with occupation of the home. The order can exclude a person from the home or an area around it, or give you access to the home if you have vacated voluntarily or otherwise.
In both cases the court may attach a Power of Arrest to the order if the order is breached.
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