What is an Interdict?
Your local Sheriff Court can grant an Interdict. When issues, it legally requires a party to stop acting in a way that causes you fear, alarm or distress. This includes stopping a party from coming to a specific location.
The range of behaviours covered by an interdict is broad and almost limitless. In addition, the behaviour might not be considered distressing by the average person. However, given certain contexts specific to you, it could be regarded as unreasonable.
For example, the court can grant an interdict to ensure an ex-partner who has entered your home and physically assaulted or intimidated you can be told not to return by the court. At the same time, the court can also stop someone from sending abusive messages online.
What if the Risk is Imminent?
It can take some time for the court to grant an interdict as both parties involved and the court itself prepares for the case. However, in many cases, you may be under an immediate threat, and any delay in granting the interdict could be incredibly costly.
An emergency court order is a process in which an Interdict can be processed and granted by the court on the very same day. Exactly how long the process takes will depend on how much of an emergency the situation is and how busy the Sheriff Court is at that time. However, our solicitors will do everything required to make the procedure as smooth and quick as possible.
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Interdicts are a crucial legal tool in protecting yourself from aggressive and inappropriate behaviour from a wide range of parties. Speak to our team today to find out whether it is the right option for you.
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