Q & A – My ex is ignoring the court order!

In the United Kingdom, if someone is ignoring court orders related to parental alienation, you can take the following steps:

  1. Seek legal advice: Consult with a family law solicitor who specializes in child custody and parental alienation cases. They will guide you on the specific steps to take based on the laws and regulations in the UK.
  2. Document the violations: Keep a detailed record of each instance where the court orders are being ignored. Note down the date, time, and description of the violations. Gather any evidence you have, such as text messages, emails, or witnesses who can support your claims.
  3. Return to court: With the help of your solicitor, file an application to return to court to address the non-compliance with the court orders. This application can request enforcement or modifications to the existing orders.
  4. Enforcement proceedings: If the other party continues to ignore the court orders, you can request enforcement proceedings. The court has the power to impose penalties on the non-compliant party, such as fines, community service, or even imprisonment in extreme cases.
  5. Change or modify court orders: If the non-compliance persists despite enforcement efforts, you can seek a modification of the court orders. The court may consider altering custody arrangements, visitation schedules, or implementing additional safeguards to address the non-compliance.
  6. Contact the Family Court Welfare Service (CAFCASS): CAFCASS is an organization in the UK that represents the interests of children involved in family court proceedings. They can be contacted to conduct assessments and provide recommendations to the court on matters related to parental alienation and non-compliance with court orders.
  7. Breach of court orders: In serious cases where the non-compliance is persistent and harmful to the child’s welfare, you can inform the court of the breaches. The court may consider issuing warnings, imposing fines, or taking other appropriate actions to ensure compliance.
  8. Inform the police: If the non-compliance poses an immediate risk to your safety or the safety of your child, you can contact the police and provide them with the relevant court orders and evidence of the violations. They can assist in enforcing the orders or providing protection if necessary.

It’s important to note that the specific legal procedures and options can vary depending on the details of your case and the jurisdiction within the UK. Therefore, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified family law solicitor who can provide you with accurate and tailored advice based on the laws applicable to your situation.

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Q & A – How do the police deal with pathological liars?

Police officers are trained to identify and deal with individuals who may be pathological liars. When dealing with someone who is suspected of lying, police officers will typically approach the situation with caution and look for corroborating evidence before accepting their statements as true.

One technique that police officers may use when dealing with pathological liars is to ask open-ended questions that require the individual to provide more detailed and specific information. This can help to expose inconsistencies or contradictions in their story and make it easier to identify when they are lying.

In some cases, police officers may also use polygraph or lie detector tests to help determine if an individual is lying. However, it is important to note that the results of these tests are not always reliable and may not be admissible in court.

Ultimately, police officers will use their training and judgment to assess the credibility of an individual’s statements and gather as much evidence as possible to build a case. If there is evidence that the individual has committed a crime, they may be arrested and charged based on that evidence, regardless of whether or not they have been truthful in their statements.


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Q & A – Is it a crime?

Q – It is a crime in UK to intercept or eavesdrop upon any confidential communication, including a telephone call or wire communication, without the consent of all parties”

A -In the UK, it is a criminal offence to intercept or eavesdrop upon any confidential communication, including telephone calls or wire communications, without the consent of all parties involved. This is covered by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, which sets out the legal framework for the interception of communications in the UK. The act makes it clear that intercepting or monitoring communications without the consent of all parties is illegal, except in certain circumstances where authorized by law, such as in the course of a criminal investigation or for national security purposes.


Q & A – where to find a forensic document examiner UK?

If you’re looking for a forensic document examiner in the UK, you can start by searching for professionals who are accredited by the following organizations:

  1. The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSFS)
  2. The Association of Forensic Document Examiners (AFDE)
  3. The Forensic Science Regulator (FSR)

You can also check with your local law enforcement agencies, legal offices, or the courts for recommendations on qualified forensic document examiners in the UK. Additionally, you can search for forensic document examiners online and review their qualifications, experience, and credentials before selecting one to work with. It is important to choose an examiner who is properly qualified and experienced in the specific area of expertise required for your case.


Forensic document examiners

Forensic document examiners, are trained professionals who specialize in the analysis and comparison of handwriting and hand-printed text. They use a variety of techniques to examine and evaluate handwriting, including microscopic analysis of individual strokes and letters, comparison of writing samples, and analysis of writing habits and styles.

Handwriting experts can be called upon to determine the authorship of a handwritten document, to determine if a signature is genuine or forged, and to identify alterations or additions to a document. They can also identify various factors that may influence a person’s handwriting, such as age, medical conditions, and psychological factors.

The results of a handwriting analysis can be used in court as evidence in criminal and civil cases. However, it is important to note that while handwriting analysis can provide useful information, it is not always conclusive and can be subjective. Different experts may have different opinions on the same handwriting, and the accuracy of the analysis may depend on the quality and quantity of available handwriting samples.


Q & A – What constitutes wasting police time?

Wasting police time refers to making false or frivolous reports to the police, or providing them with false information that causes them to waste resources on a non-existent or trivial matter. It can also refer to misleading the police in the course of an investigation or lying to them about a crime that has been committed.

Some common examples of behavior that can be considered wasting police time include:

  • Making prank calls to emergency services (such as dialing 911 or 999 without a genuine emergency)
  • Reporting false crimes or incidents (such as reporting a fake burglary or claiming to have witnessed a crime that did not occur)
  • Providing false information to the police (such as giving a false name or address)
  • Making excessive or unreasonable demands on police time (such as repeatedly calling or visiting the police station for non-emergency matters)

Wasting police time is a criminal offense in many jurisdictions, and can result in fines, community service, or even imprisonment. It is important to remember that police resources are limited, and wasting their time on false or frivolous matters can prevent them from responding to genuine emergencies and investigating real crimes.


Q & A – What does “accessory before the fact” mean?

An “accessory before the fact” is a legal term that refers to someone who helps plan or facilitate a crime but is not present at the scene when the crime is committed. Unlike a principal by procurement, an accessory before the fact may not have directly encouraged or arranged the crime, but they provided some form of assistance or support that helped the crime to be committed.

For example, if someone loans a gun to someone else, knowing that the other person intends to commit a crime with it, they could be considered an accessory before the fact. Even though they did not directly participate in the crime, they provided the means to commit the crime and knew it was going to be committed.

An accessory before the fact can be charged and punished in the same way as the actual perpetrator of the crime, because their actions contributed to the commission of the crime. In some cases, an accessory before the fact may also be charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, if they were actively involved in planning or encouraging the commission of the crime.


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Every day, judges and magistrates preside over cases coming before them in court and, if an offender is found guilty, they use sentencing guidelines to determine what the appropriate sentence should be.

But what if the offender committed more than one offence? What happens then? Do the courts work out the sentence for each individual offence and then add them together? The simple answer is usually no.

At the start of the sentencing process for multiple offences, the judge or magistrate must arrive at the sentence for each offence following the offence specific guideline. If these are sentences of imprisonment, this will result in a number of sentences which, if added together, could lead to the offender serving a disproportionately lengthy sentence in prison.

To help courts reach a just and proportionate sentence in such cases and make sure that all courts approach the sentencing in a consistent way, the Sentencing Council developed the Totality guideline in 2012.