Being served a non-molestation order can be very stressful.
The orders are serious, with powers of arrest attached to them which can mean recipients could face arrest if found to breach them.
If you believe you have been wrongly served a non-molestation order (perhaps the allegations have been exaggerated or are false), you will want to seek legal representation to help contest it.
Non-Molestation Order Costs
But how much could it cost to contest a non-molestation order?
To get an idea of how much it will be in terms of finances, it's important to understand the legal processes involved.
Court proceedings for hearing applications for Non-Molestation Orders are heard in stages.
There will be a first hearing, where the application is made on notice, i.e., you were made aware of the application before the application was heard in court or without notice, often referred to as ex-parte.
There will also be what is known as a return hearing where the Non-Molestation Order can be contested. Where the application for a Non-Molestation Order is fully contested, a final hearing/fact-finding hearing will take place.
Here at Monan Gozett we offer our clients full costs estimates outlining our professional services in connection with defending Non-Molestation Orders within the following ranges:
• First Hearing: From £ 1,500 to £ 2,500 + VAT
• Return Hearing: From £ 2,000 to £4,000 + VAT
• Final/Fact-Finding Hearing: From £7,000 to £10,000 + VAT
Please note that the above cost estimate ranges do not include any third-party fees, including court fees, counsel's fees, or other fees payable to third parties.
Before providing clients with our total cost estimate, we will invite you to join us for a discovery consultation with one of our experienced family lawyers. We will discuss your individual requirements during this consultation and provide you with a full and detailed cost estimate tailored to your case.
Find out more by contacting Monan Gozzett solicitors today.