Educating the judge on Parental Alienation Syndrome

On Behalf of | Nov 5, 2021 | Parental Alienation

When it comes to family law cases, there aren’t many issues that judges haven’t seen before. Yes, factual scenarios can vary widely from case to case, but the issues are usually the same: divorce, alimony, child support and child custody, for example. However, every once in awhile a judge may not be familiar with the specific factors that might come up in a case. Parental Alienation Syndrome is one factor about which a judge may need additional information.

At its core, Parental Alienation Syndrome is usually about the dynamics between the parents and how they involve their children in those dynamics – mostly in a negative way. In the typical instance of Parental Alienation Syndrome, one of the parents will manipulate the children in such a way that the children begin to distrust, dislike or, in general, act hostile toward the other parent.

This is a factor that can cause a divorce or child custody dispute to present a judge with unique variables and issues, unlike those a judge may have seen in previous cases. But, it is perfectly fine to attempt to help the judge understand Parental Alienation Syndrome and how it may be impacting your family law issues.

Getting the right information

At our law firm, we understand that sometimes the right information needs to be presented in court for a judge to fully comprehend how a family’s dynamics might differ from “routine” family law cases. We do our best to help our clients get positive results. For more information on this area, please visit the Parental Alienation overview section of our law firm’s website.