Interim Barring Order
Domestic Violence Act 2018
Barring Orders and Interim Barring Orders
The major change is that there is no minimum period of cohabitation required for cohabitant applicants.
Therefore, the following applicants are eligible for Barring Orders and Interim Barring Orders:
- Spouses and civil partners
- Cohabitants who live in an intimate relationship
NO minimum period of cohabitation required.
NO need for the relationship to be "committed".
- Parents when the abuser is a non-dependent child (i.e. if the abusive son/daughter is an adult).
- All of the above include former partners (e.g. former spouse, cohabitant etc.)
As before, an Interim Barring Order lasts up to 8 working days.