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What is an Occupation Order and how can we assist you?

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An Occupation Order is a legal directive issued by a court that determines who can live in the family home. It can grant you the right to reside in your home and simultaneously prevent another person, typically an abuser, from living there or entering the vicinity.

The court considers several factors before granting this order, including the potential harm to you and your children if the order is not issued, as well as your housing needs, financial resources, and the behaviours of both parties involved.

If you're in a situation where you do not feel safe living with your partner, or if you have already left the home due to violence but wish to return and ensure your abuser is excluded, an Occupation Order can be essential. Once issued, the order will specify the restrictions imposed on the respondent, including the duration these conditions are to be upheld.

At Rose & Rose, our team of family law solicitors will offer comprehensive support and guidance through the following services:

  1. Provide professional legal advice and assistance
  2. Our experienced Solicitors will advise you on the best legal strategies and steps to protect your interests.
  3. Gather comprehensive background Information
  4. We will take a detailed statement from you, review the history of your relationship, and analyse recent interactions with the respondent to build a strong foundation for your case
  5.  Collect and prepare Witness statements
  6. Prepare and submit your application
  7. We will meticulously prepare and file your application, accompanied by a comprehensive statement that lays out all pertinent facts, ensuring your case is presented clearly and effectively to the Court.


If you need legal advice on making an occupation order and its implications, please get in touch.