A judge has ruled that an eight-year-old boy should leave his mother and live with his father.
Judge Lloyd North was told the boy was being influenced by his mother’s “hateful feelings” towards his father and said the boy would be exposed to “significant emotional harm” if he remained with his mother.
A psychologist said the mother portrayed the boy’s father negatively which resulted in the child identifying with the views she expressed.
Judge Lloyd North decided the boy would enjoy a positive relationship with both parents if he lived with his father but continued to see his mother.
The parents separated several years ago and had been in dispute over their son’s care for much of his life.