Parental Alienation and Custody Decisions In most cases, one parent or the other has said something inappropriate to the child about the other parent.  We all have human failings, but most of these isolated incidents do not have long-term consequences for the child.  Parental alienation, however, has been described as “a set of strategies, including bad-mouthing the other parent, limiting contact with that parent, erasing the other parent from the life and mind of the

Separation Anxiety and Parenting Time Most parenting time orders or guidelines state that the mere fact that a child doesn’t want to go visit with the other parent is not a basis to deny parenting time. At times there is an allegation of separation anxiety by one parent. An article on WebMD, noted that “separation anxiety disorder is a condition in which a child becomes fearful and nervous when away from home or separated from

What is the Role of a Parent Coordinator? Parenting coordinators help divorced or separated parents better manage parenting time decisions concerning their children in accordance with agreed upon or judicially approved parenting plans. Despite how well drafted parenting plans may be, they typically do not foresee all of the matters that may arise.  Additionally, the acrimonious relationship that the parents may still have with one another can significantly impact the parents’ ability to come together

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