‘Over-indulgent’ mother banned from seeing children for three years for turning children against ex-husband
10th May 2009
A wealthy financier’s former wife has been banned by a court from seeing her three children for three years after she was found to be turning them against him.
The woman was ruled to be an ‘overindulgent’ parent.
The highly unusual ban came after social workers concluded she was prompting her children to make allegations against their father.
She was even jailed for a month when she approached one of the children in the street and told him she loved him, in defiance of the ban.
She could now be jailed again this summer for posting a video about her situation on the internet.
Imposing the ban, a female judge said the mother had placed her children in ‘an intolerable situation of conflict of loyalties resulting them in suffering serious emotional harm’.
The judge added that she had ‘serious concern about (the mother) infantilising the children’ and ‘encouraging them to make complaints about the father’.
The mother, who has a daughter and two sons, is permitted only to write to them and send presents worth up to