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    Courts clogged by warring parents’ trivial disputes


    Neil Russell comments in The Sunday Times.

    Family Partner Neil Russell comments on the fact that judges warn that separated parents are overwhelming courts with demands to micro-manage their lives, asking for rulings on problems such as where a handover takes place or who keeps a child’s passport.

    The situation has been compounded by the pandemic, which has added to the backlog of family court cases. Neil mentions a case where a mother wants to take her children to see family in France for Christmas, raising concerns about quarantine: “It’s another hearing caused by the coronavirus and it’s another issue the courts have to deal with they wouldn’t normally have to do so.”

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