Family Law in Essex

Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders Solicitors

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*We do not offer legal aid.

What is a non-molestation order? An injunction that aims to prevent a partner or former partner from harming you or your children or any other family member. Harm can mean actual or the threat of physical violence, any form of harassment or intimidation, as well as psychological abuse.

What is an occupation order?  An injunction used to regulate who can live in the family home. An occupation order can and may also be used to exclude a person from an area around a property and deal with issues such as who pays the mortgage.

Violence, harassment or the threat of these are never acceptable in a relationship and when they are involved, the victim may feel lost, trapped and fearful.

At Kayson Solicitors, we are here to help you put an end to the violence and/or harassment you may face and alleviate any anxiety or pain you may feel as a means to help you get your life back on track with a non-molestation and an occupation order.

In cases where you have been with an emotionally physically abuse individual, a non-molestation order is the right course of action. It helps to prevent either a current partner or an ex-partner from intimidating or threatening you and your children. If it is breached your ex-partner could face imprisonment. If you fear for your safety the Court will allow you to make an application for a non-molestation order without your partner attending court, so you do not need to face your abuser.

If you are worried or frightened about your ex-partner trying to live with you in the future, an occupation order is usually the best course of action as it names individuals who can live or return to your home. An occupation order is ideal for those who need to make housing arrangements but the wellbeing and safety of you and your children are at risk.

Typically, a non-molestation and an occupation order only lasts between six months to a year.

If you are a victim of domestic abuse, whether it be emotionally or physically, we will help you make sense of both types of orders and how they can protect you. Remember that you are not suffering alone and that we are here to help both legally and emotionally.


Get in touch – we are here to help

If you wish to seek advice regarding domestic abuse and how to protect you and your children, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0203 876 7136 and a member of our specialist team will be happy to help and advise you.

In emergency situations, you do not need to attend our office, we can take your instructions by email, phone or Zoom video call conferencing.