Avoiding Parental Alienation

Divorce is hard, but it’s much more challenging when the spouses are constantly at war before, during and after the divorce process. As a general rule, when we hear about children of divorce who are traumatized by the experience it’s because their parents did not split amicably. Unfortunately, contentious divorces can have long-lasting effects and some of the most devastating are those that affect the couple’s children and their relationship with one or both parents. In …

Are You a Victim of Parental Alienation Syndrome?

When married couples with children go their separate ways, they must remember to keep their children’s best interests at heart, but for some parents, that’s easier said than done. Divorce can be very stressful and it can make parents act irrationally. When parents decide to divorce, they must do their best to withhold the messy details from their children, and maintain a positive attitude about the future. Some parents however, take the opposite approach and do everything …

Parental Alienation

Parental alienation takes many forms but can include when a parent keeps the other from seeing the child or tells the child such things as, “your parent hates you” or “your parent doesn’t want to spend time with you”. Any number of verbal and non-verbal actions can cause a child to be alienated from the other parent. This brainwashing can often be discovered by the efforts of an attorney. If you suspect parental alienation is happening, …


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