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Mckenzie Friend Support for Parents Facing a Non-Molestation Order Application

two parents arguing in front of a child is a situation that could form part of non-molestation order application

What is a non-molestation order in the family court system in England and Wales?

What is a non-molestation order? A Non-molestation order is a civil family court order within the English and Welsh family court system that defines protection measures to prevent a person from harming another (often ex-partners)

Non-molestation orders can be applied for in civil family courts in England and Wales. Non-molestation orders are commonly applied for by mothers who allege harassment from the father of their children. It is less common for a father to make a non-molestation application but it sometimes happens and Graham as experience in both types of cases

If you need help to complete a FL401 No-molestation order application or respond to one at short notice please contact Graham on 07906 956035. McKenzie Friend fees apply

Non-molestation orders often seek to prevent contact for the father with the children, citing safety or welfare concerns. Family court frequently orders child arrangements for the child/children to spend significant time with their non-resident parent when the parents cannot agree such patterns between themselves consensually

The family court system has non-molestation order criteria that applications are assessed with

Lay person parents can often be mislead by or pressured into not contesting or accepting non-molestation orders applications by family lawyers so you do need to know the full implications of what you may agree to or oppose at court (contest is the legal phrase to describe opposing an application in a family court)

Graham Fletcher is skilled in helping parents who don't want to pay the high fees family solicitors charge to assess their options. Graham speaks in easy to understand lay person language and does not use the legalese language used by family lawyers

This is particularly important for separating fathers to reflect upon as often family lawyers position a mother to make a number of separate but concurrent family court applications such as : occupation orders, ancillary relief (divorce financial settlement) and child arrangement orders (how child custody is organised) as part of a well established income stream for a family law legal practice. If you're a father on the receiving end of such a strategy then it could feel emotionally overwhelming to know where to start, who to get help from and how to develop your own strategy to achieve positive outcomes 

images/separated father looks surprised at false allegations made in a non-molestation order in family courts

Graham Fletcher McKenzie Friend is very experienced in helping parents with either contesting non-molestation order applications or making them and has observed a wide range of different scenarios unfold in family courts in English and Welsh family court proceedings.

Graham Fletcher McKenzie Friend has over ten years experience helping litigant in person parents navigate occupation orders, ancillary relief and child arrangement order family court proceedings without using a family lawyer and 150+ 5 star reviews from Mother and Father clients

Graham Fletcher McKenzie Friend typically helps fathers who are denied access to their children and want a professional alternative to paying high solicitor fees. Most fathers don't get legal aid access to solicitors but Graham is happy to help mothers as well. Cases are assessed by Graham on a case by case basis, alongside your assessment process of are we a good match?

McKenzie Friend support to contest a non-molestation order application

Graham Fletcher McKenzie Friend has personal experience of successfully getting a non-molestation order dismissed and a shared residence child arrangements order granted in his own family court proceedings and did so as a litigant in person. This means he presented his own case to a judge,rather that paying a solicitor to speak for him

This is one aspect worth noting in what distinguishes Graham's McKenzie Friend service from those of the majority of lawyers or McKenzie Friends. Graham Fletcher has successful lived experience of contesting a non-molestation order application and then working to develop and maintain shared parenting in practice

Graham is not trying to project unresolved issues of his own on to other people's non-molestation order family court proceedings. This means Graham can remain impartial,child focussed and ask awkward questions if needed

In Graham's work as a professional Mckenzie friend he is always solution focused in the family court advice he offers, looking for opportunities to improve co-parenting relationships and reduce conflict in non-molestation and associated hearings

Graham provides an alternative service to that of a family law solicitor in how he mentors litigant in person parents. Many of the litigants in person Graham has helped over the years feel lawyers seek to amplify and extend conflict

As a professional McKenzie Friend Graham helps parents work towards a future where they can co-parent together, something which he has achieved personally since his ex-partners no-molestation order application was dismissed in his divorce proceedings

map of family courts for mckenzie friend support  at non-molestation order hearings

Graham Fletcher McKenzie Friend can support you to respond to a non-molestation order application and help you with paperwork and to negotiate with solicitors outside court at in-person non-molestation hearings at the following family courts in England and Wales:

within 1hr drive

 Bristol -  Bath  - Weston supermare -  Newport

Gloucester  -  Swindon  - Cardiff  - Blackwood 

over 1 hr drive 

Taunton Worcester  - Hereford  - Salisbury 

over 1 1/2 hour drive

Swansea  - Oxford  - Reading -Basingstoke