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Rapid rise in global family disputes

Filed under: General — Scrap_The_CSA @ 7:04 pm Thu 2nd May 2013

From the BBC: The number of international family legal disputes, in which UK courts intervene, has quadrupled in four years, a new report has shown.

A total of 253 cases were handled in 2012 by the Office of the Head of International Family Justice for England and Wales, up from 65 in 2008.


  1. 253 cases were handled in 2012 ?? Sounds like a typical weekly load here in in Hamilton !

    Comment by black pete — Thu 2nd May 2013 @ 8:04 pm

  2. all courtesy of 1st world countries gorvenments..

    Comment by kiranjiharr — Thu 2nd May 2013 @ 8:14 pm

  3. The article was specifically about ‘INTERNATIONAL’ or ‘CROSS BORDER’ disputes. My opinion about getting Lawyers and Courts involved in family matters is a little like getting the dog to mind your lunch…….
    Only the dog gets anything out of it.

    Comment by John Brett — Sat 4th May 2013 @ 10:06 am

  4. The reported statistics cover only cases reaching some caught$, like the tip of an iceberg. The numbers of families being vandalised by dishonesty between parents is probably more like x20 or even x100 the reported figures.

    Reasons for family vandalism situations not being fully included into UK Government statistics:

    1. they cannot locate their abducted child, thus cannot meaningfully start proceedings,
    2. the cheated on parent cannot afford to pay UK legal workers,
    3. even if they had the money, they don’t have sufficient trust in their own legal worker to work for them,
    4. even if they did have the money, they don’t trust the UK Government judge,
    5. even if they won their application, the UK caught$ cannot or will not make any judgement of value anyway,
    6. they have started proceedings, but run out of funds long before the caught$ process achieved anything useful at all.

    There are probably a further multitude of reasons, such as fathers not perceiving their own value to their children.

    Is there an echo? The reasons above do sound a bit like rape victims not making complaints, for fear that they will not be believed?

    Why are our caught$ so poor in delivering child protection and customer value, for what they cost?
    How is it that “our” caught$ have been able to get steadily, monotonously worse, in a society where everything else is moving forwards, in leaps and bounds?
    Why doesn’t the saying “don’t bite the hand that feeds you” apply to the caught$?

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Sat 4th May 2013 @ 3:47 pm

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