‘Worse to Accuse than Abuse’

This crisis is not the familiar one of statutory agencies’ failing to protect poor children from dangerous homes. It is, instead, a relatively new phenomenon that often involves very affluent parents such as businessmen, City financiers, or beneficiaries of inherited wealth, who are in post-separation litigation over child arrangements and who claim their child has been ‘alienated’ from them by the resident parent. 

Courts have dismissed children’s legal right to have their wishes and feelings taken into account, on the grounds that they are ‘unascertainable’ because they are alienated, and ignored guidelines requiring the Family Court to take into account domestic abuse and coercive control.

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Author: Linda Turner

Coaching and Therapy Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy. Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist. REIKI Master. I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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