As the Editor-in-Chief of Litigation, the journal published by the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation, I had the honor and privilege of meeting and interviewing Justice Stephen G. Breyer. We discussed his book, The Court and the World. In his book and in his interview, Justice Breyer drove home a salient point: Judicial isolationism in an interconnected world is not the way forward. America's highest court cannot stand aloof and isolated from the legal universe beyond its country's shores.
A common strategy employed by the alienating parent is to limit contact between the target parent and the child. Holidays - Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Birthdays - are special times. They not only rekindle past memories of times enjoyed by the parent and the child but offer opportunities to create new memories. Alienators violate parenting plans. They take advantage of ambiguities in court orders to deny the target parent time with the child. The child acclimates to the new "status quo" and before long, the alienator insists that the target parent's time be reduced to what's now "status quo."
Parental alienation can have devastating consequences. More and more courts around the country and internationally are condemning alienating behaviors and taking action to remedy the matters. In part 2 of my 2-part article on parental alienation, I discuss what can (and should) the courts do to intervene in a situation involving parental alienation.
Ashish Joshi recently presented at Michigan's premier 2-day family law conference on the topic of international marriages and divorce. With the ever increasing employment mobility, immigration, refugee asylum cases or just cross cultural relationships, international issues rise more and more frequently in family law. Whether's it's the choice of right forum (for example, marital assets are distributed very differently in England compared to America) or the issue of child custody (for example, custodial preferences are very different in India compared to America), international family law cases require strategic thinking. To learn more about Lorandos Joshi's international family law practice, visit us at www.lorandoslaw.com/Family-Law/ or email us at [email protected]