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Case Summaries: Alienation  

Author:  Anne L. Perry.

Source: Volume 09, Number 04, Spring 2017 , pp.77-86(10)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Parental alienation is a widely used legal stratagem seeking to subvert claims of abuse; although discredited by most experts, judges still invoke alienation in awarding custody or visitation to abusive fathers. Contributing legal editor Annie Perry reviews cases involving parental alienation, including a New York case in which custody was awarded to a father by a judge citing parental alienation (Zakariah SS v. Tara TT); another New York case which found inadequate legal representation of the interests of three children when the attorney appointed to represent them never met with the children; an Indiana custody ruling In re R.E.F. , citing parental alienation in awarding primary custody to an abusive father; and parental alienation rulings from Alabama (Hadley v. Hadley), North Carolina (Nguyen v. Heller-Nguyen), and Michigan (Moir v. Moir).

Keywords: Parental alienation; “Imminent” Harm; Alternating Legal Custody Arrangements; parental coordination

Affiliations:  1: Contributing Editor.

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