What is Parental Alienation?


What is Parental Alienation?

This is where one parent (ie custodial parent) cunningly strategises to ‘brainwash’ and ‘poison’ a child to become disconnected with the other parent.

What are the Signs of Parental Alienation?

  • Where the child views the non-custodial parent as ‘bad’.
  • Child calls the non-custodial parent names and shows disrespect.
  • Child refuses to have access and to spend time with the non-custodial parent.
  • Where custodial parent comes up with excuses as to why access schedule cannot be kept or refuses access to non-custodial parent.
  • Custodial parent withholds telephone calls, Skype, FaceTime access.
  • Undermines the non-custodial party’s authority.
  • Making falsehood and allegations against non-custodial parent to the child.

Read more: Navigating Parental Alienation in Divorce Cases

What can I do to fight this Parental Alienation?

  • Do not wait for your child to change, that will never happen as Long as the custodial parent is in control.
  • Do not take your time to commence action. You should act fast and asap.
  • Do not bother to negotiate with the custodial parent.
  • Control your anger and emotions, and work with a clear mind.
  • Engage an experienced family lawyer to strategise and fight this for you.

Read more: Tips to Prevent Child Alienation

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