Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS)
Often, the custodial parent
(usually the mother) attempts to eliminate the non-custodial parent from
any involvement with the child. Specific behaviors of alienation
may range from refusing to allow visitation to directly disparaging the
non-custodial parent to the child and the extended family. The custodial parent attempts
to convince the child that the non-custodial parent a bad person and
attempts to turn the child against the non-custodial parent.
Intentional alienation of a parent is emotionally damaging to a child
and is taken very seriously by the Courts.
What is Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS)?
the definition of PAS as described by R.A. Gardner who
discovered the syndrome and has become an expert in
dealing with the issue.
definition of PAS is:
parental alienation syndrome (PAS) is a disorder
that arises primarily in the context of
child-custody disputes. Its primary manifestation is
the child's campaign of denigration against a
parent, a campaign that has no justification. It
results from the combination of a programming
(brainwashing) parent's indoctrinations and the
child's own contributions to the vilification of the
(Excerpted from: Gardner, R.A. (1998). The Parental
Alienation Syndrome, Second Edition, Cresskill, NJ:
Creative Therapeutics, Inc.)
of alienation can be intentionally refusing to allow the non-custodial
parent visitation or possession of the child. There are many phases of alienation. The only way for a
parent to guarantee visitation and time with your child is to get a
Court Ordered possession schedule. Failure of a parent to adhere
to court ordered possession is a violation of a Court Order and is
CONTEMPT OF COURT.
If a parent violates the Court Order she may be held in Contempt, which
can include fines, court costs, attorney's fees, and commitment to the
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