A Forced Marriage Protection Order (FMPO) can help if you are:
The aim of the order is to protect both adults and children who have been, or are being forced into marriage against their wishes. The court can make an order in an emergency so that protection is in place straightaway.
The court can also add a power of arrest, when violence is threatened or used. This will help the police arrest a person who does not obey a court order that has a power of arrest attached. Someone who disobeys a court order can be sent to prison for up to two years.
Forced Marriage Protection Orders (FMPO) have been used:
Forced marriage is a violation of human rights and is contrary to UK law,including the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 , which states that a marriage shall be voidable if:“either party to the marriage did not validly consent to it,whether in consequence to duress, mistake, unsoundness of mind or otherwise”