Parental Alienation and Parental Alienation Syndrome are two different things. Parental Alienation is a form of emotional child abuse where a custodial parent belittles or vilifies the other parent to the child. Parental Alienation is associated with the conduct of the parent who seeks to “alienate” the other parent from the children. Parental Alienation Syndrome is when the children start showing symptoms (of eight total), of alienating one parent as a result of the alienating parent’s conduct over time. In essence, Parental Alienation Syndrome occurs when a child starts alienating the parent on behalf of the alienating parent, as a result, long term, sustained alienation by that parent. Ultimately, Parental Alienation is CHILD ABUSES, Parental Alienation Syndrome is a sign that the ABUSE HAS TAKEN A TOLL ON THE CHILD(REN).
Parental alienation is a significant legal issue. Unfortunately, it remains a prevalent feature of many family law cases. Its intent and effect are to destroy the present and future relationship between a child and the alienated parent. The brainwashing is very effective because it is delivered upon a young, emotionally vulnerable and impressionable mind. PARENTAL ALIENATION CASES REQUIRE a very specialized attorney, not just a divorce or custody attorney, because these cases are special, and MUST be handled in a very strategic fashion. Do not make the mistake of failing to properly identify and handle these cases because they have lifelong consequences for you and your children if not managed properly, with a skilled and experience Parental Alienation Litigation Specialist.