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Under the Family Law Act 1996 (FLA 1996) a non-molestation order is an order prohibiting a person (the respondent) from molesting another person who is associated with...

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Where clients are unable to avail themselves of the provisions of the Family Law Act 1996 (FLA 1996) because they do not satisfy the criteria or eligibility, then their...

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While a victim of crime can bring a civil claim for damages for personal injuries against an attacker, this is only worthwhile if the prospective defendant has the means...

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What is domestic abuse? There is no statutory offence of domestic violence or domestic abuse, however, it generally refers to any incident of controlling, coercive or...

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Time periods for lodging the application A claimant has two years from the date of the incident to apply for compensation. Under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme...

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This document provides general guidance regarding injunctions to protect from domestic abuse available in the family courts. Your family lawyer will be able to provide...

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Under the Family Law Act 1996 (FLA 1996) a non-molestation order is an order prohibiting a person (the respondent) from molesting another person who is associated with...

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Occupation orders An occupation order is an order under the Family Law Act 1996 (FLA 1996) conferring, declaring, restricting or regulating rights of occupation in the...

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Where the court has made an occupation order under section 33, 35 or 36 of the the Family Law Act 1996 (FLA 1996), it also has the power, either when the order is made or...

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Applications A non-molestation order can only be granted to protect a person associated with the respondent or a relevant child. For details of who may apply for a...

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Applications The procedure for an application for an occupation order under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996 (FLA 1996) is governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010...

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During the course of a marriage or civil partnership where one spouse or civil partner is entitled to occupy a property by virtue of a beneficial estate, interest,...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners, inter alia, when considering the recognition...

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Stalking There are two offences of stalking under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (PHA 1997), stalking and stalking involving fear of violence or serious alarm or...

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In the Family Court No: [Case number] sitting at [Court name] The Family Law Act 1996 The [Marriage OR Civil Partnership OR Relationship OR Family] of [applicant name]...

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In the Family Court No: [Case Number] sitting at [Court name] The Family Law Act 1996 The [Marriage OR Civil Partnership OR Relationship OR Family] of [applicant name]...

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This Practice Note provides information about, and access to, domestic abuse, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) standard orders issued by the President...

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The tariff system—the injury award There is a set tariff of awards for the victim of a criminal injury, ranging from £1,000 to £250,000. The tariff covers all types of...

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Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS), often known as Clare’s Law, was rolled out across England and Wales on 8 March 2014...

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