Parental Alienation in Child Custody Cases
Victimized? Our legal team is here for you.
Custody disputes are costly for children, often invoking lasting consequences.
But when one parent chooses to alienate the other, it can have a negative
impact on both the children
and the isolated parent. Given the difficulty of proving that parental alienation
exists, you need an experienced child custody attorney on your side.
Our firm has been helping
fathers across South Bay and Torrance since 1977. As a mother-daughter legal team,
we share a close rapport that enables us to work effectively toward a
favorable resolution of your case. We refuse to let you suffer from parental
alienation and are prepared to work tirelessly on your behalf.
How is parental alienation handled by the court?
Although a psychiatrist coined the phrase Parental Alienation Syndrome
(PAS) to define this serious problem, it is often treated as an invalid
diagnosis in the psychological community. In recent years, however, courts
have become quicker to recognize and acknowledge parental alienation,
which occurs when one parent attempts to degrade the other parent in front
of the child. Many courts now use the term "parental alienating behavior"
in place of Parental Alienation Syndrome.
There are generally three levels of parental alienation:
The court encourages mild and moderate cases to be treated with therapy
and increased time with the alienated parent. In more severe cases, therapy
is not enough and the court may remove the child from the house of the
alienating parent. Unfortunately, this custody revision can be slow-going
and the problem continues growing worse overtime. Encouraging the court
to act quickly requires aggressive legal advocacy.
Our Torrance Child Custody Lawyers Don’t Waste Time
When your relationship with your child is at stake, our firm knows how
important it is to take swift and immediate action. We can begin building
your case the moment you contact us and won’t stop until the best
possible outcome has been achieved.
Child custody can be complex, but we are familiar with the ins and outs of California’s
Schedule your consultation with Colleen and Patricia Barberis right away to find out how we may be able to help.