This is potentially one of the most important decisions that you will make if custody becomes contested or access starts being violated.
I cannot stress this more strongly.
I, unfortunately, went on a recommendation and landed a lawyer that just reacted. We cannot in the main expect lawyers to be pro-active, after all, they have other clients. But I now expect a lawyer to be pro-active in so far as they suggest different courses of action leading to a pre-defined and agreed goal.
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A report from the leading Austrian Website for fathers rights. I did not know this before but PA is not acknowledged by the courts there! Even though clinical experts accept that it does exist.
Austria has a long way to go!
As an aside there is also a confirmation of what I have been looking for a long time – The situation in France: wo gezielte Kontaktverhinderung ein Strafdelikt ist – Where targeted prevention of contact is a criminal offence.
via Vatertag: Entfremdete Väter haben wenig Grund zum Feiern | Familie & Familienrecht
Excellent analysis of a recent decision to move a child that had been alienated from her father to the father.
Certainly, parental alienation is a topic of significant public interest and importance for families and family justice professionals. It provokes strong opinions, including on whether and how the family court system (including Cafcass) ought to do better in identifying and managing parental alienation. International Parental Alienation Day on 25 April 2017 inspired a fair amount of commentary. See this Hansard debate secured by ex-Labour Party MP Simon Danczuk on 17 March for a flavour.
via What to do about ‘parental alienation’: B (change of residence; parental alienation) March 2017 | The Transparency Project
Old Bailey: Picture by Ben Sutherland
A Norwich man urges the family court to actually publish the transcripts of his 10-year odyssey in trying to see (more) of his child.
- In his case six courts in two different areas of the UK were involved
- a half a million pounds was spent by him
- every hearing was in private
How on earth can justice be ‘served’ in this case? There is a huge need for transparency in the family courts to stop situations like this.
via Norwich father urges judges to publish rulings on his decade-long family court battle which has cost him more than £500,000 – Crime – Eastern Daily Press
I have just finished watching one of my favourite films. “The Day the Earth Caught Fire” about when the effects of two nuclear weapons tests result in the Earth being pushed slowly towards the sun.
In the film there is a not insignificant scene where one of the reporters of the Daily Express meets up with his ex-wife and his child. The impression given is that the mother, in this case, is ‘allowing’ him to see his child. A similar situation to some custody situations now.
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