“While there is no single definition, we recognise parental alienation as when a child’s resistance or hostility towards one parent is not justified and is the result of psychological manipulation by the other parent. It is one of a number of reasons why a child may reject or resist spending time with one parent post-separation. All potential risk factors, such as domestic abuse, must be adequately and safely considered, reduced, or resolved before assessing the other case factors or reasons.”
There are four factors which constitute Baker’s four factor model of parental alienation (2018):
This course looks at the approach of Cafcass, some of the basic psychology behind alienation, and the definitions: of what is parental alienation and what is not. It helps you identify early on if your case may have an issue with alienation and how to avoid a case being run as one about alienation when it is not. This 70 minute webinar covers parental alienation law.
These family law parental alienation cases are difficult and draining for practitioners. This lecture considers much of the very recent and fast-changing parental alienation case law in the UK, identifying the ratio from various judgments and how the High Court and at times the Family Court is approaching these situations. We consider cases which have “gone wrong” and why, and cases that have had happier endings. It then looks at practical tips for case management and orders to seek, potential solutions and options for some of the more common scenarios.
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Delegates should come away with detailed knowledge of the recent case law and a good grounding in the topic generally, it’s scope and the particular features to consider. There are tips on good practice and case management.
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Barrister-at-Law • 4PB Chambers
Katharine read law at Cambridge University, practised out of Middle Temple initially in general common law and property, and later moved back out to East Anglia. Katharine specialises in family law: finances, private law children and trusts of land. Lectures for MBL, Lawnet and For Media Group, Resolution and various local legal groups.View Full Profile
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