No person, whether male, female, child or adult, deserves the harm, threat, and hurt of domestic violence. Should you be engaged with a former partner or spouse who inflicts harassing behaviour upon you (which can be physical, verbal, or both) to you or your child, you should seek help.
What is an Injunction?
The government defines an injunction as a court order that may be applied for cases of domestic violence. It may come in two forms: a non-molestation order, and an occupation order. While an occupation order delves into the decision of who obtains the right to enter and/or live the family home, the former can be an injunction of protection for you and your child against the domestic molester or abuser.
What is a Non-Molestation Order?
Usually with a set specific duration of time, a non-molestation order is a type of injunction which aims to protect victims of domestic violence from their oppressors. Although molestation still does not have a clear definition, its scope includes intimidation, threats, continuous harassment, and/or violence.
Who can apply for a Non-Molestation Order?
If you’re a victim, the government qualifies you as an individual eligible to apply for a non-molestation order if the protection is to be called for against the following:
a. A family member
b. An ex-partner
c. An ex-spouse
d. The father or the mother of your child
A non-molestation order may legally prevent the abuser from creating contact by way of physical visit, telephone connection, or social media interaction. This protection covers you and your relevant child. A relevant child is defined as any child under 18 years of age, who may be the central subject, or an interested party identified by the court in the injunction.
Receiving a Non-Molestation Order Based on False Allegations
Suppose that your spouse applied for a non-molestation order against you, but you believe that it was done without truth and only with malice. The court gives you the right to file an appeal, which is something you should prepare for with your legal advisors.
Just last July of 2018, Families Need Fathers aired their concern of having rising numbers of wrongful accusations and falsely-based non-molestation orders. In times like these, it’s important that you step up and fight that justice be shed in the light of the courts.
Relationships which ended on a bad note sometimes don’t really end at the day of the break-up, especially when you have children. It is strongly advised that the moment harassment, defamation, or any form of intimidation occur, immediately seek professional.