Can a court order help me?
- Can a court order help me?
Court orders fall into two categories:
1) Non-Molestation Orders - your partner cannot use or threaten to use violence against you or "harass, pester or intimidate" you or anyone living with you. This includes making threatening phone calls or texts. They also can’t get someone else to harass you.
2) Occupation Orders - this can stop the offender from entering your home, or certain parts of your home. It can also consider who will repair and maintain the home, who will pay the mortgage or rent and who can use and care for things in the home.
If a court order is broken, the offender can be fined or imprisoned in certain circumstances, or the order can be altered to offer you more protection. You should always tell your solicitor if the order isn't working.