Please click on the link below for an interesting article recently published by the Guardian about an anticipated ‘groundbreaking’ change of approach by the Family Court when dealing with cases involving parental alienation in divorce and separation.
This is a change that will, no doubt, be welcomed by many parents and family law practitioners.
Becoming estranged from a parent for unjustified reasons can cause a child real emotional harm and the Family Court, over the past decade, has started to sit up and take notice of this very real issue. It appears that in many cases, the Court will now go even further.
These anticipated changes should stand as a firm warning to any parent. A relationship breakdown will often result in one or both parties feeling hurt and anger towards the other. The message from the Family Court is clear on the matter; if an individual is not able to put aside those feelings and place their children’s needs before their own, the Court will intervene, with in the most severe of cases, some serious consequences to the parent guilty of driving the alienation.