Parental Alienation 
Expires after 90 days
Elissa Da Costa-Waldman MCIArb
CPD Hours: 1
Please note: this lecture was originally a part of the LAW2021 Online: Family Law (Summer) virtual event. The recorded edition of the event is still available, providing a 6-hour package for only £149+vat.
Parental Alienation (PA) can often be a very serious barrier to contact between children and the absent parent but is not well understood. Often and wrongly described as a syndrome, practitioners require a better understanding of what it is, how it manifests in various disputes regarding children, the impact it has on the children involved and their wider family as well as and what we, who practice in family law, can do about it.
- Is it PA or just simple hostility? How to tell the difference
- The reasons children may be resistant to contact with the absent parent
- Is PA a syndrome? If not – what is it? Definition of PA
- How do we recognise PA?
- Managing clients’ expectations – the alienator and the alienatee
- How to deal with it moving forward in a case
- Impact on the children – Obtaining expert evidence
- Referrals, Intervention and Support – what is available?
- Case Law – will courts order a change of residence in cases of PA