Judges to decide fate of kids caught between warring parents

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Judges to decide fate of kids caught between warring parents

It’s all about the litigation rather than the children’s interests, says advocate of trio taken to Alaska by their dad

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The fate of three children whose father took them overseas without their mother’s permission will soon be decided by three Cape Town high court judges.

The full bench reserved judgment in the bitterly contested custody case this week after hearing arguments from the parents’ lawyers as well as an advocate appointed to represent the children’s interests.

Judges Owen Rogers, Kate Savage and Lister Nuku heard evidence about the psychological trauma suffered by the children, who are between eight and 14, as a result of the  “unhealthy influence” of their warring parents...

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