It’s free to respond to a Non-Contact Order.
You’ll be told if someone has applied for a Non-Contact Order against you and the court has accepted their application.
If they applied ‘on notice’, you’ll be given a copy of their application form.
If they applied urgently, called ‘without notice’, a judge might put in place a temporary (3 month) Non-Contact Order. Then you’ll be given a copy of the application form and the temporary Order.
If you don’t respond to an ‘on notice’ application, the judge can decide whether or not to make the Order without hearing what you think.
If a temporary Order has been made it will become a final Order after 3 months unless you say you want to defend it.
If you want to object to a Non-Contact Order being made, or object to a temporary Order becoming final (called defending the application), you’ll need to fill in the form and file it with the court. You’ll be told the date you have to file this by. The court will then serve it on the other person.
If you need help to fill in the forms you can:
The court will send you a letter with a hearing date.
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