The court can grant an order stopping one or more parties from being violent and abusive to you and/or a child. The word “molestation” covers not only violence and threats of violence but also pestering. Therefore, such an order could be granted against a Respondent who sends abusive letters or who persistently telephones his (former) partner in the middle of the night.
The court must have regard to all circumstances of the case when deciding whether to make an order, including the need to secure yours and your children’s health, safety and well being. Provided you can show a genuine need for protection a non-molestation order will be granted.
The order may be made for a certain period or until a further order. For exceptional cases the order may be indefinite.