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Re H (Parental Alienation) [2019] EWHC 2723 (Fam) – parental alienation

Date:18 DEC 2019

Parental alienation

This was an application by a father for a change of residence listed for determination before Keehan J in August 2019. 

T's parents were married but separated in August 2007 since which time there had been almost continuous court proceedings relating to their son H (aged 12). In 2007-2008 there were proceedings relating to the contact the father should have with H during which the mother made allegations of domestic abuse. No findings were made. Then in 2009-2010 the father applied for leave to remove H from the jurisdiction for the purposes of a holiday. In 2011 the mother stopped contact repeating the domestic abuse allegations which had already been adjudicated upon. Then in 2013-2014 the mother made further allegations against the father all of which were rejected and contact between H and his father reinstated. Proceedings in 2016-2017 related to issues of contact and mother’s refusal to cooperate with the father in relation to which secondary school H should attend.

Prior to March 2018 H had been having regular contact with his father and the paternal family ...

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