An Occupation Order can define who lives within the Family home. It can also prevent the perpetrators from coming within a certain distance of your home. If you have left your family home as a result of the perpetrator, you can apply to the Court for an Occupation Order which could assist you in returning home. Alternatively, if the Court is of the view that both parties are to remain in the home then an occupation Order can specify which parts of the family home and at which times the home is to be occupied by you and the perpetrator.
If you are concerned about being harassed, violence or abuse, we can help by providing you with advice on the procedure for obtaining an injunction and whether an urgent application is required. If you are concerned, please contact us as soon as possible.