Courts clogged by warring parents’ trivial disputes08 Oct 2020 // In the press
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.”
Read the full article online here (£).
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