Dealing with an emergency when you divorce or separate.
When there is an emergency the Court makes injunction orders to prevent certain actions being taken. In family law, injunctions usually seek to prevent domestic violence, which includes financial control as well as actual threats or violence. Legal Aid is not available from us and you may wish to refer to a Legal Aid supplier before instructing us.
Stonehewer Moss family law have extensive experience of obtaining domestic violence injunctions, called non molestation orders or restriction on arrangements to live at the house, called occupation orders.
In financial disputes upon separation or divorce, the Court can make emergency orders to freeze assets or prevent their disposal. Another type of emergency order is an interim income payment if you are left without any source of funds at separation and your spouse has the ability to pay; this does not apply to co-habitants.
Stonehewer Moss family law have obtained emergency financial orders where needed and will make every effort to avoid court by letter to your ex partner where that is a sensible option. Such orders significantly increase costs and we can advise about orders for costs the court can make, including legal services orders to fund your case if your ex spouse could afford to pay and will not negotiate outside of court.