What do judges do about parental alienation?

What do judges do about parental alienation?

What do judges do about parental alienation?

Judges frown upon parental alienation because of the way it harms children. Every case is different, but there are options for trying to undo the damage. You may be able to have a reunification therapist or counselor appointed to help repair the relationship.

How do you reunite with alienated child?

Refrain from actions that put the child in the middle of conflict. Consider ways to mollify the anger and hurt of the alienating parent. Look for ways to dismantle the coalition between the child and alienating parent and convert enemies to allies. Never give up on reunification efforts.

How do judges view parental alienation?

Judges frown upon parental alienation because of the way it harms children. Every case is different, but there are options for trying to undo the damage. You may be able to have a reunification therapist or counselor appointed to help repair the relationship.

Is there such a thing as parental alienation?

  • It has been clearly documented that parental alienation occurs in families in which one (sometimes both) parents have a personality disorder, typically that of the borderline and/or narcissistic types. Healthy parents don’t produce this sort of pattern.

When is unjustified gatekeeping aligns with parental alienation?

  • Unjustified gatekeeping aligns with what people commonly call parental alienation, which is when the other parent acts in such a way to cause the child to dislike or become fearful of the other parent, even though the other parent has not done anything to cause that reaction in the child.

Can a court use parental alienation checklist?

  • Some courts now use this checklist to identify parental misconduct that can seriously damage a child’s relationship with one of the parents and may be evidence of parental alienation.

What to do when your child is showing signs of alienation?

  • Be very aware of your own boundaries and how/if/when they are being crossed. If you have concerns, talk to a professional. When a child changes behavior there is always something behind it. When a child shows signs of alienation, there is always a perpetrator lurking.

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