Parental Alienation as a False Allegation

Karen Woodall

I have worked in many cases where parental alienation is featured and some where it is alleged but on investigation it is not present. In these cases, in which children actually are withdrawn from a parent, there are distinct features which allow us to determine that it is not parental alienation.  Unfortunately, in the investigation, it becomes apparent that the allegation of parental alienation is being used to either further control behaviours in the parent making it, or that the parent has some problems which are contributing to the child’s withdrawal. The common denominator in all of these cases are the behaviour of the parent from whom the child has withdrawn, which is often fixed and rigid in presentation and which escalates in determination that the other parent is to blame when one attempts to intervene.

Learning how to tell the real case of parental alienation from the alleged one…

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  1. This is a problem that will never go away
    The courts need to act more education to explain how this is going on
    Things are getting worst regarding PA
    I know because my daughter has turned against me
    I will continue to fight my battle against this evil

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    1. She’ll come good promise children will work it out it takes time ..When they do it’s well worth it…What the other party dosnt realizes is the truth always will patient it’s sounds easy it’s not some w9nwn need to Go that’s nor the way and that in the End they will Lose.

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      1. The truth will out, the abusing parent will lose the love of the children they were ‘protecting’ the whole time.



    2. There needs to be more awareness of what PA is. The higher courts in the UK are starting to get it, as are in some small way parliament (there was recently a debate on PA). The problem is as Karen Woodhall states, there needs to be more training for professionals serving in the lower courts as to what PA is, and how to identify it.

      I was sceptical at the start of this blog (start of the year), but I am gaining hope that something is happening.

      Of course, a commitment to shared parenting as the starting point after a divorce would help matters immensely, but the UK is, unfortunately (just like Germany where I live) not playing ball.



      1. I agree but father’s like me are still being subject to this abuse parent alienation
        I suffer not being able to my child see my daughter who is being turn against me
        My crime is l try to be a father but court are not interested in listening to father’s we are the crimials for trying to see our children i
        No one listens to father’s
        It has to change before more father’s suffer F4J and family needs father’s


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