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Where a non-molestation order has been made by the court, can copies of the order be distributed to members of the public?

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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk
Published on LexisPSL on 23/05/2018

The following Family Q&A produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Where a non-molestation order has been made by the court, can copies of the order be distributed to members of the public?

A non-molestation order is made under the Family Law Act 1996 (FLA 1996) and is available to prohibit a person from molesting another person with whom they are associated, or from molesting a relevant child. Molestation is not defined but includes causing physical harm, mental abuse, insults, damaging or threatening to damage property and, in some cases, communicating at all with the applicant. Breach of a non molestation order is a criminal offence. See Practice Note: Non-molestation orders.

Applications for non-molestation orders are governed procedurally by Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010),

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