Domestic violence or abuse is a pattern of controlling and aggressive behaviour, and we can help with the protection you and your children may need in these circumstances. The abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial or sexual. There are many organisations who offer practical help and assistance. However, if you wish to seek legal protection you should talk to a specialist family lawyer about the range of injunctive remedies available in the family court.
In brief, you are able to apply under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996 for a ‘Non-Molestation Order’ and an ‘Occupation Order’. A non-molestation order prohibits further abuse, and an occupation order can exclude the perpetrator from the home for a defined period of time. Breach of a non-molestation order is a criminal offence.