What are the punishments for lying in family court?

Honesty underpins legal systems throughout the world, and family courts in England and Wales are no exception. Witnesses take an oath that they will tell the truth by affirming or swearing on the bible or other religious text. Court documents signed as part of the case include a statement that its contents are true. Even lawyers have a professional duty not to knowingly mislead and to act with honesty and integrity in their dealings with the court. So, what happens if you lie in family proceedings? What are the punishments for lying in court? We find out.