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What Is Parental Alienation Syndrome?

Children are happiest and healthiest when both parents are actively involved in their lives. Unfortunately, some parents get so caught up in the anger of a divorce that they will stop at nothing to sabotage the other parent’s relationship with the children.

This behavior can become very severe and can even go so far as to become parental alienation syndrome (PAS). This syndrome is a disorder that usually is diagnosed in child custody disputes. Through a series of thoughts and actions by one parent, the child is essentially brainwashed into believing that the other parent is the enemy.

Symptoms Of Parental Alienation Syndrome

There are many symptoms of parental alienation syndrome. It can be mild and temporary or extreme and ongoing. And it can involve many behaviors that separate a loving parent from his or her children:

  • False allegations of sexual molestation
  • Cruel denials of visitation or contact
  • Constant negative speech against the other parent
  • Removing a parent’s information from school records

Proving parental alienation syndrome in court can be complex and requires the guidance of an experienced attorney. At Robertson, Oswalt, Nony & Associates, we often call upon PAS experts to testify about the effects of the disorder on the parent-child relationship.

Fathers are disproportionately the victims of parental alienation syndrome, but at Robertson, Oswalt, Nony & Associates, we are dedicated to protecting fathers’ rights. Our attorneys recognize that fathers need to develop and maintain strong relationships with their children after a divorce, so we fight hard to make sure this happens.

Contact Lawyers Dedicated To Preserving Your Relationship With Your Children

Contact Robertson, Oswalt, Nony & Associates to schedule an initial consultation about parental alienation syndrome, child custody or visitation by connecting with us online or by calling 501-588-4451 or 866-311-3815. Dedicated to providing cost-effective legal representation, we accept Visa and Mastercard. Payment plans are available. From our office in Little Rock, we help families throughout Arkansas.