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ABCs of Parental Alienation for Attorneys Who Defend False Allegations of Abuse

Parental alienation is a pathological dynamic in which one parent strives to sever a child’s relationship with the other parent. For example, in a contentious custody battle, allegations of abuse can be initiated by a child at the behest of an alienating parent. Evidence of parental alienation is central to establishing a motive for the child’s allegations. How can defense counsel uncover parental alienation in a criminal case?