Judge rules in favour of man who said ex-partner alienated him from children

A man who said his former partner had alienated their two children from him has won a family court care battle.

The man said the children’s mother had pressured them into thinking they did not want to see him and did not have a good time with him.

He said the woman had stopped him seeing the youngsters and wanted to “remove” him from their lives.

A judge has now ruled in his favour.

The youngsters had been living with their mother.

But Judge Robin Bedford said they should now split their time between both parents.

Judge Bedford, who heard evidence at private family court hearings in Brighton, East Sussex, has outlined detail of the case in a ruling published online.

He said the two children could not be identified in media reports of the case.

In October, two other judges raised concerns about fathers being alienated from children by mothers after analysing two other separate cases.

Judge Stephen Wildblood, who oversees cases in the West Country, said a man had lost touch with his children despite being an intelligent and loving parent.

Mr Justice Keehan, who is based in the Family Division of the High Court in London, decided that an alienated boy should leave his mother and move to live with his father.

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