Too many times, I find myself seeing parents in the midst of litigation, arguing that one parent is attempting to alienate the children from the other parent. Sometimes this statement is in fact true other times it is not. This Huffington Post Article gives examples of how parent alienation is when one parent gives the child permission to break the other parent’s heart. When this occurs, both the parent and the child suffer.
Not only as family law attorney and mediator, but more importantly, as a parent myself, I find it appalling if any parent tries to alienate the other parent as a litigation tactic or any other unjustified reason. Please do not let this happen to you. If you feel that you are being alienated by the other parent, consult an attorney and a therapist.