Parental Alienation and Child Custody/Timesharing

Parental alienation occurs when one parent purposefully encourages a child to disengage with the other parent and/or denigrate the other parent. This can result from a number of emotions surrounding the divorce - anger, desire for revenge, jealousy, feelings of betrayal, etc.

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Parental Alienation: After a Divorce, What Are the Father's Rights?

While divorce entails severing the marital relationship, that is not the only relationship which may be threatened during the process. Maintaining a solid father-child relationship is often a challenge. Divorce inherently puts a strain on this relationship, which unfortunately can be compounded when your ex-spouse systematically attempts to further the divide - a process known as parental alienation. If you are a father experiencing alienating behavior after divorce, educate yourself more about the phenomenon and what you can do to stop it.

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How to Detect Early Signs of Parental Alienation

People from Jupiter to Wellington know that highly contested divorces can be brutal. However, timesharing/custody fights can be particularly devastating. In such highly acrimonious environments, parental alienation can occur. Alienation, by definition, means to isolate one thing from another.

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The Impact of Parental Alienation on Children During Divorce


Parental Alienation is a serious issue that can occur during divorce, especially if it is contentious. Parents from Jupiter to Wellington and throughout Palm Beach County should know the warning signs that parental alienation is occurring and the impact of parental alienation on children.

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Are You a Victim of Parental Alienation? Where to Find Help

Parental Alienation may be a growing trend in our country. Defined as “when a child expresses unjustified hatred or unreasonably strong dislike of one parent, making access by the rejected parent difficult or impossible,” (source) parental alienation occurs most often in divorce with high-conflict child custody battles. The child, sometimes by the indoctrination of the custodial parent, expresses intense dislike of the non-custodial parent. Occasionally, accusations of abuse come with the breach of affection, further complicating separation or divorce.

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What About the Alienated Parent During Divorce?

With media and advocacy groups educating people about Parental Alienation, the word is getting out. Families and individuals from Jensen Beach to Boynton Beach are beginning to understand its complexities and consequences for children. Little is said, however, about the alienated or targeted parent. Let’s look at some of the problems that a targeted parent might endure.

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10 Signs of Parental Alienation During Divorce

Whether you live in Jupiter or Wellington, as a parent you have a special relationship with your children. Alienation during divorce can damage this important relationship. Parental Alienation is an action or actions by one divorcing parent that forces an alienation of the other parent from their child (or children). It is perpetrated, consciously or not, by a parent who desires to punish the other parent for the situation. Most commonly, it is the mother who is the perpetrator but increasingly, fathers are alienating as well.

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Parental Alienation Syndrome: A Real Divorce Disease?

The American Psychiatric Association is considering the recognition of Parental Alienation Syndrome as a disease in the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Though the draft version of the DSM does not yet contain a definition for Parental Alienation Syndrome, the APA has specified that a group of mental health professionals has proposed a document discussing how to incorporate the term in the DSM-5.

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Recognizing Parental Alienation: Child's Fear Reaction

Parental Alienation is a detrimental behavior pattern that when perpetrated by one parent drives a child away from the other parent. According to J. Michael Bone and Michael R. Walsh there are four major indicators for recognizing parental alienation. They include blocking access, false abuse allegations, relationship deterioration, and child's fear reaction. This article will focus on the final attribute, child's intense fear reaction. Click the links above to read about the other conditions.

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Divorce and Reuniting Alienated Families, Is It Possible?

Divorce is stressful but when a parent alienates a child from the former spouse, the stress is amplified and causes harm to everyone. One parent, using sophisticated manipulation, can bring a child to a place of hatred towards the alienated parent. Adopting the feelings of the alienating parent makes their world seem more manageable and in control.

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What to do when your ex begins badmouthing you to your kids