Under the relevant legalisation, various Orders can be made to protect either party.
A Protection Order orders the Respondent not to use violence, molest or put fear in the applicant or any dependent person. Protection Orders only last until the hearing of the Barring/Safety Order proceedings.
A Barring Order directs the respondent to leave the residence where the applicant lives. This Order may also prohibit the respondent from using or threatening violence against the applicant or dependent child/children.
A Safety Order does not remove the respondent from the home. Only five categories of applicants can apply for a Safety Order: Spouses, Cohabitants who have been living together for 6 out of 12 months, Parents of an adult child, Persons of full age residing in non-contractual relationships, the Health Board. Safety Orders can be in place for five years.
Legal Aid Board
We are members of the Legal Aid Board Private Practitioner Scheme and can represent clients who are eligible for legal aid in relation to family law matters within the District Court jurisdiction.
Information regarding qualifying for legal aid is available on the Citizens Information website and on the Legal Aid website.
Should you require more information, please feel free to contact us on 01 8422919 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org