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Family law glossary - W

Witness

A person who has witnessed an event and gives evidence in court as to the details of that event.

Witness summons

A document issued by the court which requires a person to give evidence as a witness.

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I have been accused of lying about my child's illnesses - what should I do?

Fabricated or induced illness, also known as FII, occurs when a child is, or is very likely to be, harmed due to a parent(s) behaviour and action, carried out to convince doctors or a child themselves that the child’s state of physical and/or mental...

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Greater emphasis on non-court dispute resolution for divorces and private children cases

When a relationship ends, communication often breaks down. Even if a divorce starts off with both parties on good terms, discussing financial settlements can create tension. When it comes to important issues about children, parents might think the only...

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Family reorder

  • Victoria Gethin
  • Emma Roberts​​
  • Tim Galbraith
  • ​​Gwyneth John​
  • Jackie Price​​
  • Rachel Benett
  • Amy Jones
  • Lauren Day
  • Kath Geere​​
  • Nicola Clayton
  • Bethany Corday
  • Catherine Gaskell​
  • Stephen Jones
  • Victoria Melluish
  • Benjamin Armstrong
  • Lorraine Baldwin
  • Jack Chapman​
  • Claire Pilling
  • Nicola Horrocks
  • Catherine Hudson
  • Jessica Macaulay
  • Meerab Mazhar