Injunctions are court orders which prevent an individual from doing a certain act. The most common area an injunction is applied for is for a relationship which has broken down and one party is harassing, threatening or assaulting the other, also known as domestic violence. Domestic violence is a difficult and sensitive issue to overcome, but the court has a wide variety of powers to intervene, such as imposing an injunction. Dealing with any form of domestic violence can be made easier with expert legal advice. We will explain the options available to you. This may range from orders for non-molestation to prevent violence or intimidation, or occupation orders requiring a spouse or partner to leave the property.
Orders made by the court are capable of being enforced by the police and must be taken extremely seriously. Equally, if you are faced with an application requiring you to immediately leave your home; you will require expert and objective advice on where you stand and how you should deal with the application.
Sometimes, a party involved in a relationship breakdown may try and dispose of certain assets in an attempt to reduce the assets that appear to be available for distribution between the couple during the settlement process, or if a pre-nuptial agreement has been signed and one or both parties no longer wishes to adhere to it. In this case, injunctions carry the full force of the law to ensure each party receives the fair and proper amount. Expert legal advice is essential before any application to the court.
If one parent wants to remove a child from England or Wales without mutual consent from the other parent, an injunction may be required. This may also apply if there has been violence towards the child or if the parent who has removed the child refuses visitation rights or to return them at the agreed times.
If you think any of the eventualities mentioned above apply to you and you may need an injunction, we are here to help. Our lawyers have many years of family law practice, so when you come to us you will receive expert legal advice as standard to achieve a fair outcome for all. You can arrange an appointment at our London-based office in Harrow for an initial consultation.Request a discreet free Injunctions information pack.