Via Scoop.it – Northamptonshire County Council (UK)
Corruption in the family court and child protection system. December 11, 2011 by trialbyjeory. A few years ago, I witnessed first hand the huge failings and likely corruption of the family court system as a close friend suffered the life-changing …
In that case, both parents held UK passports but were living in Valencia as expats when the baby was born. There was a breakdown in their relationship soon after the birth and the mother, during a visit back to the UK, was urged by me and her family to settle back here. She decided to do just that. When she told the baby’s father of her decision, he filed a case under the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction.
This convention had not foreseen the increasing number of cases where a child is born in such situations abroad. Because the child was born in Spain, the UK High Court said there was nothing it could do and both mother and child would have to return to Valencia. Once back, the father filed for custody and set about making up a pack of lies and dossier aimed at character assassination.