When relationships come to an end, it’s better for everyone if all sides can remain on good terms. Sadly, this isn’t always the case.
If you or your children are feeling threatened by your ex-partner, the most important thing is to consider everyone’s personal safety first. This could mean getting the police involved.
Once you’ve done that, you may wish to seek legal advice to decide what your next move is.
Taking out an injunction against your ex-partner is the last resort. In most cases, both sides can come to some form of agreement without this happening. However, if your situation has got to the point where you’re thinking of taking out an injunction against your ex-partner, we’re here to help.
You can take out an injunction if:
- Your financial life is adversely affected by the ex-partner
- Your ex-partner forcibly remains in your home
- You or your family are in potential danger from your ex-partner
What is an injunction?
An injunction is a legal way to protect yourself and your family during a difficult relationship breakdown.
This can help protect you from a partner, whether former or current, who:
- Has threatened you, your children or other family members with physical harm
- Wrongfully exploits your assets and money without permission
If you’re in an unfortunate position and you need to discuss an injunction, we’re here to help. Call today to chat to one of our helpful, friendly legal team. We’re here to listen, offer advice and discuss the best options for your situation. You can get in touch with our Manchester office on 0161 214 5300 and our Middleton office on 0161 643 2411. All calls are treated with the strictest confidence. Or fill in our online enquiry form, with as many details as you can, and we’ll call you back when it’s most convenient for you.
More information about injunctions
There are three specific types of injunction you can file for: financial, domestic violence and occupation of the home. Find out more below.
A financial injunction can help if your ex-partner is:
- attempting to hide their financial situation by moving money around, or
- deliberately trying to spoil or bring ruin to a previously agreed upon financial agreement.
These types of injunctions work by freezing your finances so that your ex-partner can’t access them. You can then work to reach an appropriate financial agreement with your ex-partner.
As far as the law is concerned, domestic violence is not limited to physical abuse. Legally speaking, domestic violence also includes emotional, psychological or sexual abuse. If you’ve been the victim of domestic violence, we’re here for you. We understand that this is a difficult and potentially traumatic time, so our first step is to get a non-molestation order on your behalf. This will help protect you, your children and the rest of your family from domestic violence.
Occupation of the home
If your ex-partner being in your home makes you feel like you’re in physical, emotional or financial danger you can apply for an occupation of the home injunction. This is a court order to get your ex-partner to leave your property. If they don’t, they’ll be breaking the injunction and the police will be called. If you’re leaving your home temporarily and are worried that your ex-partner will be there when you get back, you may also apply for this sort of injunction.
Find out more
To find out more about the types of injunctions that are available call us now and speak to our family law team. Call our Manchester office on 0161 214 5300, our Middleton office on 0161 643 2411, or take a second to fill in our online enquiry form and someone will be in touch.