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Isabel Thornton defends our Family Courts.........

After reading the article recently written by Jon Henley in The Guardian, I feel compelled to defend our over stretched, under funded Family Courts.

Yes, at times waring couples get entrenched in their disputes and struggle to see the wood for the trees but there is no doubt they are treated with leniency and, some might say, kindness by the Family Courts. The system is not as bleak as Henley portrays it.

Litigation in all other realms of our justice system is strict, rigid and tightly timetabled with cost penalties for those who fail to adhere. Family disputes are intrinsically emotive and the Family Courts more than adequately allow for this in the face of adversity.

In what other court could a someone get away with hurling abuse (or even a glass of water) at their opponent?