Non Molestation Order
The Court will place a time limit on a Non-Molestation Order. An Order will exist for a minimum six-month period unless the Court deems it necessary to extend the term to twelve months.
The onus is on the person making the application (the applicant) to show that the behaviour is of a serious nature. Once the Order has ended the Applicant will if necessary have to make a fresh application to the Court to extend the Order.
A Non-Molestation Order can place restrictions over the individual (the respondent) against who the Order is sought. An Order can prevent someone from entering and/or coming near the Applicant’s residence. A Non-Molestation Order can restrict how close someone can come to a particular individual.
If an individual breaches any Order made by the Court, the Police should be informed immediately. The Police have the authority to arrest any individual found to have breached a Non-Molestation Order.