Huntingdon Lodge
Newlands Drive
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 4LL

Tel: 01628 478088
Fax: 01628 474441
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Emergencies

In any case in which a marriage has broken down, there are likely to be strong feelings and tensions between the parties, and occasionally it is found that there has been violence or threats of violence or harassment during the course of the relationship. It is essential therefore that there should be opportunity to make applications to the Court for emergency protection orders, both in relation to personal safety and also occupation of a property, in order to preserve the position pending the outcome of the case.

The law relating to emergency procedures has recently been updated and rationalised and in relation to matrimonial cases, now exists in Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996. Part of this Act which relates to harassment and domestic violence has already been brought into force, and it simplifies previous law and makes it easier for parties to obtain protection when needed.