Service Of Non-Molestation Order / Injunctions
What’s it for?
Injunctions are also known as a Non-molestation order is a court issued injunctions aimed at preventing your partner or ex-partner from threatening, or physically harming, you or your child.
A non-molestation order is a civil court order aimed at preventing someone from hassling, threatening or physically hurting you.
A non-molestation order carries the power of arrest. The penalty for breaking the order can vary but can lead to up to five years in prison.
A non-molestation order can only be used against someone that you are associated with in one of the following ways:
- By marriage, civil partnership or engaged to be married or were married or were going to enter into a civil partnership.
- You are or were living with as husband and wife including same sex relationships
- A family member or relation.
- Someone you have a child with or someone who has had parental responsibility for your child.
- Someone you have had an intimate relationship with for a significant period of time.
You can apply for a non-molestation order if you are being intimidated or harassed by your current or ex partner. You don’t have to have experienced violence in order to apply for a non-molestation order. However, the courts will want some form of evidence that you are being harassed or intimidated before granting the order.
If you feel in immediate danger or have been the victim of violence recently, seek help from the police, a family law solicitor or domestic abuse charity immediately.
They will be able to provide help and legal support and instruct a process server with the service of a non-molestation emergency injunction ‘without notice’ that will take effect immediately.
Kent Legal – Process Servers is one of the biggest providers of service of non-molestation orders in the UK.
We understand the harrowing effects of domestic abuse and provide a rapid serving service. Our team is trained to serve court orders in the quickest time possible with tact and sensitivity to help protect victims as soon as possible.
Need more information on serving a Non-Molestation order? Contact us.
Please note: The above is not meant to constitute legal advice. The law changes regularly and as such we recommend speaking to a legal professional for clarification.