3. Conflict and Hostility - what will it do to your children?40:21In this latest episode of The Splitting Headache podcast, family lawyer Joanna Abrahams and broadcaster Nick Coffer are joined by Trish Berry-Relph, who is a systemic family therapist and independent social worker. They discuss conflict and hostility in separations - how and why does it happen, how can it be avoided and, most importantly, what is the impact on children involved. This impact can be devastating and turn an already difficult separation into a catastrophic one for the children. This podcast episode puts your children exactly where they should be - front and centre in your thoughts in everything you do when separating or divorcing.
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2. When will I see my children?37:34In this episode of The Splitting Headache podcast, family lawyer Joanna Abrahams talks to Nick Coffer about how to manage the time children spend with each parent after a separation. It can be a complex question, and one which will dominate any separation or divorce. Joanna offers great insight into:How to manage “contact” between the children and their parents.How parents can agree what is in the best interests of the children.How to balance the wishes and feelings of the children with setting appropriate boundaries for them too.What to do if parents cannot agree.When does applying to Court become an option.What happens when children don’t want to spend time with a parent.Joanna offers clear strategies which will, hopefully, enable everyone to move forward with a plan which works for children and parents alike.You can also listen to an audio version of this series. Search for The Splitting Headache on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.For more information, go to http://www.valemuslaw.com
1. Parental Alienation49:43In this first episode of The Splitting Headache podcast, family lawyer Joanna Abrahams talks to Nick Coffer about parental alienation. When parents separate, there is often an impact on relationships with their children. Mostly this is part of the ebb and flow of the process, and things even out again pretty quickly. But what if a child becomes very entrenched in their position of wanting nothing to do with one parent, while being very strongly aligned with the other parent? This may suggest that some form of parental alienation is at play. In this episode, Joanna and Nick look at the following questions:What is parental alienation?How can it be prevented?Is it always as a result of deliberate actions of one parent, or can it be unintended?What can a parent do if they feel alienation has happened?When does it become necessary to make an application to the Family Court?What can the Court do?Is there hope for parents who have been alienated from their children?You can also watch a video version of this series. Search for The Splitting Headache on Youtube.For more information, go to www.valemuslaw.com