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Litigating Parental Alienation in Family Courts

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The debate is over: there is no doubt that Parental Alienation exists. However, while an overwhelming number of courts around the country have acknowledged the phenomenon of parental alienation, some detractors continue to create a smokescreen of “controversy,” both in professional literature and in courts. Regardless of how one labels the phenomenon—call it parental alienation, brainwashing, programming, or pathological parenting—American family courts have come to a conclusion that parental alienation exists and needs to be addressed. As one trial judge wrote: “Anybody old enough to drink coffee knows that embittered parties can and do manipulate their children.” 

Key topics to be discussed: 

      What parental alienation is and is not.

      How the courts have defined the phenomenon

      How family court judges, when presented with proper evidence, have ordered appropriate interventions

      How to prove a case of parental alienation in court

      How to defend against false allegations of parental alienation

      Legal interventions -- what works and what doesn't

Available in States

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas Self Study

Program Categories

  • Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Resolution Strategy
  • Fashion Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Personal Injury


  • Areas of Professional Practice : 1 Credit