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Protective Orders

Our family team at BH Support have experience both personally and professionally and can offer you practical, expert support as well as empathy and understanding, helping you to make the best decisions and provisions for you and your family. Whether you are considering a divorce, legal separation or are facing a relationship breakdown, our team can give you the support and guidance you need to get through this very difficult time.

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Two main types of applications can be made when you are looking for a protective order and we can and will help you with either or both depending on your needs for protection.

The first is a Non-Molestation order, this will help you if you believe you have been a victim of domestic abuse (please see our section on domestic abuse support). When someone is in a situation where they require immediate protection from a partner, ex-partner, or family member, they are then able to apply for a court order called a non–molestation order which will protect them from abusive or harmful behaviour from that person. If you feel there is an immediate threat to you and/or your children, we will help you fill out an urgent application so you can feel a lot more at ease with the future ahead.

The other protective order you can obtain is an Occupational Order, this is where the court decides who should live in, or return to, the home or any part of it. So, this means the order will enforce a party’s right to the property if this is the case and also exclude a party’s right to the property if this is also needed. When you apply for this order, you need to make sure you are in the category of ‘associated persons’. Some examples of which are people who are or have been married to each other, are or have been in a civil partnership with each other, or people who are or have been cohabitants. If you are unsure if this includes you, we can help you to understand your position.

We at BH Support will help you throughout the process to make sure this is the best thing for you and your children moving forward and ensure you can enforce adequate protection for your family.  Within the family support provision, our team support many local families through the family courts as court trends change and legal aid is reduced further and rarely available. This is achieved by delivering a full portfolio of administrative support, moral support, mentoring and McKenzie Friend court support.

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Please click the above link and provide your details in order that we can begin to support you.

You will  be sent a questionnaire where you will be able to outline your situation and provide us with essential information to support you fully, every step of the way.

The information you send to us is security encrypted and will be kept completely confidential and completely safe enabling us to allocate the correct member of our family team to support you at your initial Free Appointment.

Please ensure that the contact information that you provide, including your email and telephone number is safe to use without being able to be accessed by anyone else.

If your email or telephone is not safe, please nominate a trusted friend to receive our form on your behalf or telephone our office on 01202 985111 and one of our family support team will assist you further.

After you have sent this extra information to us, we will give you direct access to our bookings calendar where you may choose a date and time that suits you for your initial Free Appointment. This can be in-person at our safe, confidential space in Southbourne or by telephone or video call.

If you need any assistance with the completion of the form or you wish to book an appointment directly by telephone, call 01202 985111 and one of our family support team will assist you further.

We provide support for:

  • Divorce Application Support

  • Child Arrangements

  • Child Maintenance

  • Money and Property

  • Family Law Support

  • Court Support

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