Don’t email in capital letters, court tells ‘insensitive’ father in custody dispute

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An “insensitive” father banned by the courts from seeing his children has been warned by a judge not to type his emails to them in capitals – because it looks like he is shouting.

The Israeli father was fighting in the High Court for direct contact with the boy and girl, aged 13 and nine, after a collapse in their family relationship.

His marriage to their mother had broken down and a protracted legal battle has seen them moved back and forth between England and Israel.

Mrs Justice Pauffley said attempts at contact in the UK had proved “nothing short of disastrous”, with the girl distraught throughout one session.

And the police had become involved when the father tried to take the children outside during a supervised meet-up at a rabbi’s home.

The children also felt that their father’s emails to them – written sometimes exclusively in capitals and others in large fonts – were “equivalent to him shouting”.

via The Telegraph

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  • BuzzCoastin

    WTF?

  • emperorreagan

    Headline garbage/click bait from the Telegraph. The other information in the article notes impulsive behavior on the part of the father, denigrating comments towards the mother, the children’s own aversion to participating in a family meeting, the father trying to remove the children from the location of a supervised visit… The children feeling like the all-caps thing is yelling at them? That’s apparently situated in a broader pattern of behavior.

    Custody evaluations are part of contested child custody cases in the US and I assume in this jurisdiction as well. If parents either aren’t mature enough to come to an agreement on their own (using children as pawns in ongoing power games, for instance) or if there are other issues that create the conflict (mental health, abuse, drug use, etc.), then a third party is going to be brought in to evaluate both parents.

  • AManCalledDa-da

    WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT?