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Parental Alienation or Child Abuse: An Overview

Parental alienation and child abuse are two of the toughest issues faced by courts in resolving custody disputes. Here’s what I found while surveying parents’ opinions and stories on Twitter, news sites and custody threads:  There is a large body of parents who view the Read more

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How to Make the Holidays Better for Divorced Families

It’s January 2019. The holidays are over. For many separated and divorced parents, the holidays are a mixed event: a time for special celebration with their child or children, and a time of heightened stress. Both parents’ wishes to have a joyful Chanukah/Christmas/Kwanzaa with the Read more

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Divorce Mediation is Not for Everyone

Many couples choose divorce mediation because it can be cheaper, quicker and less adversarial than litigation. But it is not for everyone. For divorce mediation to work, couples need to be able to be civil to each other. They also have to be willing to Read more

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Advice for Alienated Parents

What happens to the alienated parent? There is a lot of advice about how to help a polarized child reduce or bridge the anger and antagonism toward the alienated parent. What happens to the alienated parent if there is no reconciliation while the child is Read more

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Parental Alienation: A Heartache for Parent and Child

What is parental alienation? Usually starting after a bitter divorce, it is when one parent’s behavior damages or destroys the relationship between a child and the child’s other parent. In a severe case, the alienating parent and child work together to vilify the other parent. According Read more