Jenny Bowden an associate in Stewarts' Divorce and Family team reviews a recent case in which a judge ruled that a child should move to live with his father instead of his mother following the father’s application for a transfer of care (Re H (parental alienation) PA v TT and H  EWHC 2723 (Fam)).
This case concerned a Sikh couple married in the summer of 2005. They had one child “H” who was born in 2006 and they separated in 2007.
At the time of the decision in this case these were the sixth set of proceedings regarding H (aged 12) so court involvement has been almost continuous. The prior applications included child arrangements holidays and secondary school choices (all under Section 8 of the Children Act 1989).
The only feature of the earlier proceedings of relevance to this article and the latest decision was that the mother had alleged domestic abuse in the first set of proceedings in 2007 but no findings were made. She had reiterated these allegations in 2011 and made further allegations in 2013 all of which were dismissed.
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