When deciding whether to make a non-molestation order the court has regard to all the circumstances of the case, including the need to secure the health, safety and well-being of the applicant and any relevant child.
A non-molestation order can last for a specified time period (e.g. 1 year) or until the court makes a further order.
If a person breaches a non-molestation order they are guilty of a criminal offence and can be arrested. If the person is convicted they can be sentenced to up to five years imprisonment and/or fined.
If you are considering applying for a non-molestation order then contact Broad Yorkshire Law on 0114 327 7359.
An occupation order is an order which can exclude a perpetrator of violence from the family home or part of the family home. It is a very serious order and will only be made as a last resort. When deciding whether or not to make an occupation order the court will consider if you or any relevant child are likely to suffer significant harm if the occupation order is not made.