Hot on the heels of the article by Francesca Wiley QC in Family Law Week, comes a short but to the point article in the Sunday Times about the issue of parental alienation. The news in the article is about the issue of development of a protocol for working with such cases in the legal system. This wording is reproduced from the print version and the article is written by Nicholas Hellen.
Leading family lawyers and therapists have warned that children are being affected by a disorder known as parental alienation.
They develop a phobic attitude to one of their parents, which can lead them to cut off all contact and fabricate wild allegations against them.
One mother who blames her former husband for loss of contact with her alienated child said this weekend: “It feels like a bereavement. It is almost unbearable.”
Now a group of QCs, leading…
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