An Injunction is to prevent someone from doing something and in Family Law is to prevent someone from causing you harm. Harm is defined as ‘the harassment, threatening of, intimidation of another putting that person in fear of and/or have suffered psychological, verbal, sexual and/or financial abuse’.
The two main injunctions available to any prospective client who is in fear and/or has suffered harm is a Non-Molestation Order granted by the Family Court or Civil Court and a Restraining Order granted by a criminal court.
The party who complains of the behaviour of the accused is known as the victim and the accused is known as the perpetrator. The parties are known to each other.