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Fighting False Allegations of Parental Alienation Raised as Defenses to Valid Claims of Abuse  


Author:  Nancy S.  Erickson, J.D., L.L.M., M.A..


Source: Volume 06, Number 01, Summer 2013 , pp.35-78(44)




Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Abstract: 

Nancy Erickson provides a compendium for challenging the typical allegations made against domestic violence victims by batterers and their attorneys during child custody litigation. She dissects the circular reasoning and gender-biased thinking inherent in charges like “parental alienation,” a legal strategy often used against protective mothers claiming child or intimate partner abuse.

Keywords: badmouthing; manipulate the court; child support; Richard Gardner; Malicious Parent Syndrome; target parent; brainwashing; friendly parent concept; civil order of protection; social media; Jennifer Hoult; Appel Meller v. Meller; guardian ad litem

Affiliations:  1: consultant, law professor (ret.).

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