Can a child be cross examined?

Can a child be cross examined?

Although there have been attempts to make direct-examination procedures more developmentally appropriate for children, there have been no changes to the process of cross-examination. There is little doubt that being cross-examined is not a pleasant process for any witness.

Why did Court of Appeal order father to see his daughter?

‘Her childhood is disappearing.’ The Court of Appeal three months ago ordered that the case be resolved, saying the teenager’s childhood had been ‘irredeemably marred’ by years of litigation.

Can a father with no rights see his daughter?

In the end a family court judge in Sheffield gave up and last year ruled that the father should not have the right to see M. But in September this year three Appeal Court judges overturned the decision and said the father could return to court for a further attempt to win access.

Can a father get legal aid to see his daughter?

The father – who, unlike the child’s mother, cannot claim legal aid – estimates he has spent more than £100,000 in legal costs trying to see his daughter. He said: ‘It is financially penalistic, as a private individual, to fight for your rights through the family courts.’

When does a child refuse to see one parent?

Children might refuse to see a parent because of authoritarian or abusive behaviour, or because they feel naturally emotionally very attached to one parent.

Why was the father arrested for calling his daughter a girl?

Furthermore, Judge Francesca Marzari even issued an order authorizing Clark’s arrest “without warrant” by any police officer who might catch him referring to his daughter “as a girl or with female pronouns.” Later YouTube interviews with the father were removed.

Why did my 15 year old go to court?

We did go to court when our daughter was 15 because she wanted to spend less time at her dad’s. It was not our last option. At the end of the day, the judge ruled in favor of our 15 year old daughter’s desire/request for parenting time with her dad be reduced and flexible for change at her discretion.

Can a court order a child not to see one parent?

The court only considers making orders that the children do not see one parent in special circumstances, such as where the court considers the child to be at serious risk of harm. This is rare.

Can a child refuse visitation with a parent?

Applicable here is the second ground. The court can modify a custody order if (1) the child is at least 12 years of age and expresses a preference of which parent he or she prefers to live with in chambers to the court, and (2) it is in the best interest of the child.