Local members of the family justice body Resolution have welcomed new research which shows most people back a change in the law to give cohabiting people more rights. Currently, cohabiting couples have few or no rights in the event of a relationship breakdown meaning that unlike married couples there is no mechanism for splitting assets.
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
Talk to one of our friendly and experienced team on 01442 872311
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.