The ‘Magic Bullet’

What is the ‘magic bullet’ required to stop PA in its tracks? Well, there are several possible candidates, as follows: Introduction The judge could make an immediate transfer of residence order, conditional upon the alienator cooperating with contact.  This is a ‘coercive’ order.  The idea here is that the alienator is incentivised to cooperate with …

Another Tearful and Wholly-Deserving Father – The Case of ‘A’

Introduction Today I am looking at yet another parental alienation case that’s gone badly wrong.  I will be analysing this and attempting to attribute blame – because, by God, some blame needs attributing.  If this case doesn’t get you angry and sad in equal measure… The case is called ‘A’, and can be found here …

PA and DV

Parental Alienation (‘PA’), Domestic Violence (‘DV’) and False Allegations Introduction We have been hearing a lot recently about ‘Parental Alienation’.  My aim today is to offer a brief guide as to the condition, and what we can do to combat it.  I argue that PA is nothing less than the psychological abuse of a child. …

The Winds of Change?

Are we getting somewhere?  Are the times a changin’? I was much-chuffed to read the judgement in Re L 2019.  My feeling is that we are starting to see some judicial enlightenment on this subject.  In this case, the mother was found not to have alienated the child from the father.  Nevertheless, the child was …

The Problem with Parental Alienation

The Problem with Parental Alienation As an alienated parent, I think about PA a lot.   The thing I find hardest to understand is this: How come I get it, and can explain it to anyone in 5 minutes, yet judges and CAFCASS workers don’t get it?   Courts sometimes take ten years to work this stuff …