What is Parental Alienation?

Parental alienation occurs when a parent obstructs, damages, or totally prevents their child’s relationship with the other parent. Another phrase that is used to describe this situation is to say that the parent is “implacably hostile” towards contact.

Ultimately if a court finds that a parent is incapable of supporting the child’s relationship with the other parent the court can make an order to reverse the child’s living arrangement.

These situations are complex and require swift expert intervention. Damage can be done to children in these situations and it tends to worsen the longer the situation persists. Undoing such damage can be a lengthy and difficult task and sadly in some extreme cases impossible.

If you are the parent who believes they are being alienated or the parent accused of alienating you need legal advice from a family law specialist as soon as possible.

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