Apply for a non-molestation or occupation order (FL401)

Ask the court to make an order protecting you and any relevant child from abuse or harassment by a named person, or to prevent them living in your home.


Apply for a non-molestation or occupation order: FL401

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You can use the FL401 form to apply for:

  • a non-molestation order, which protects you and any relevant child from abuse or harassment. This order can also prevent someone coming to or near your home
  • an occupation order, where the court decides who should live in, or return to, the home or any part of it

These orders are types of injunction.

There are no court fees for applying. You can apply for either order or both, depending on your situation.

The form includes further information and guidance to help you complete your application.

You must also complete a supporting witness statement. Our template is designed to help you provide all the information needed by the court. You do not need to use this template if you would prefer to write your own statement. However, you may still find the guidance in our template helpful.

If you choose to write your own supporting statement, it must include the following ‘statement of truth’, along with your signature and the date:

I understand that proceedings for contempt of court may be brought against anyone who makes, or causes to be made, a false statement in a document verified by a statement of truth without an honest belief in its truth. I believe that the facts stated in this form and any continuation sheets are true.

Support with applying for an order

CourtNav is an online tool (provided by RCJ Citizens Advice) that will help you in putting together your application. The tool will also put you in touch with legal advisors to discuss your options.

Visit CourtNav to register and apply

If you choose to use CourtNav, you will not need to complete this FL401 form or a supporting statement – CourtNav will complete both for you.

Published 10 November 2021
Last updated 22 July 2022 + show all updates
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