Injunctions

This includes applications for Non-Molestation, Occupation and Freezing Orders, and prevention of disposal of assets.

There may be times, either at the outset of a case or during the course of proceedings, when urgent action is required and an injunction may be appropriate.

About Domestic Abuse issues

Where there are domestic violence, abuse or harassment issues, it may be necessary to pursue a Non-Molestation Order requiring that behaviour to stop.  That may be linked to an application for an Occupation Order requiring the party causing the problem to leave the family home. Within such orders, certain conditions can be applied such as:

  • Restricting the party from being within a certain radius of the home or work place
  • Stating who should continue paying the bills during the period the Order is in place

Financial matters

With financial matters, injunctions may be possible if:

  • It appears one party is attempting to move an asset out of the other’s reach (e.g. transferring money abroad or into the account of a third party); or
  • Assets are being dissipated and action needs to be taken to prevent this

Procedure

In either case, an urgent application to the Court will be made (requiring payment of a Court fee). Once documentation is prepared, the matter should be addressed in Court very quickly (sometimes even the same day). 

Investigating the situation and compiling the paperwork usually involves a considerable amount of work to be carried out at short notice.  This necessarily affects the costs you will pay. 

Do you need assistance?

Time is often crucial with injunction applications, so if you need assistance of this nature contact us immediately.

Getting in touch

For more information on our Injunctions service, please email Patrick Mulcare pmulcare@se-law.co.uk or Gemma Davison gdavison@se-law.co.uk. Alternatively, telephone our Family Law Department on 01295 204000.