Child Abuse

Child abuse is the physical, sexual or emotional maltreatment or neglect of a child or children.  In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department for Children and Families (DCF) define child maltreatment as any act or series of acts of commission or omission by a parent or other…

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Francesca Wiley is  trained and experienced in Direct Public Access relating to family law cases. In the right case, direct access to a barrister – without first instructing a solicitor – can be quicker and better value for clients.      

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Parental Alienation

Parental alienation (or Hostile Aggressive Parenting) is a group of behaviors that are damaging to children’s mental and emotional well-being, and can interfere with a relationship of a child and either parent. These behaviors most often accompany high conflict marriages, separation or divorce. These behaviors whether verbal or non-verbal, cause a child to be mentally…

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