The law protects the most vulnerable people in society. If you are experiencing domestic violence or have been threatened with violence by your partner, Ashmans Solicitors can advise you of the options available to you and make urgent applications to the court for a non-molestation order if necessary.
A non-molestation order can stop your partner or any associated person from harassing, pestering or interfering with you or assaulting you. The order can also prevent your partner from instructing any third party from doing anything he is forbidden to do himself. A breach of a Non-Molestation Order is an arrestable offence and now carries a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment if convicted in the criminal courts.
Unfortunately, either upon the breakdown of a relationship, or during a relationship, it can be the case that one party may need protection from the other. It is important for you to get the right advice and help if you feel you or your children are at risk. Our dedicated Family Law team at Ashmans Solicitors are on hand to make the necessary applications to the court to ensure your safety.
Usually applications for a non-molestation order are made without the other party knowing either because you are at risk of significant harm or are afraid that you’re ex-partner will dissuade you from making the application if he learnt of your intentions. Our team at Ashmans Solicitors will draft your urgent application and a supporting statement and will on most occasions have you before a judge on the same day.
Equally, if you have been served with a non-molestation order then our team at Ashmans Solicitors will be happy to receive your call and represent and assist you in the court process and oppose the order being made. We will consider the evidence and provide you with detailed advice on the strength of your case and options available to you. We appreciate that on occasions the allegations made to support an application are untrue or exaggerated and in such cases we will do everything we can to disprove such allegations and have the order discharged.
We are not able to offer legally aided services, however dependent upon the circumstances we may be able to act for you on the basis of fixed fees.
The service we offer to you is as individual as you are. Due to each matter being different and everyone having different needs and requirements, we know how important it is that you have a law firm to represent you that you can trust to act for you as an individual and not just as a case.