Parental Alienation is a loaded term, an accusation that often comes up in custody disputes when the child is expressing a desire to stay with just one parent.
In most cases, with just a few exceptions, both parents are given rights to access their child – even if it’s somewhat limited or with supervision. However, this can very much be, to the detriment of the health and mental well-being of that child.
In this episode, I am joined by Family Law Lawyers, Laurie Anderson and Cindy Marshall, and returning guest, retired Lawyer and Consultant Diana Lowe to discuss why this is problematic and dreams of making the system better.
Trigger warning: discussions of domestic violence and abuse, self-harm.
CBC Article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/children-domestic-violence-survivors-family-court-1.6442801
Globe and Mail Article: Globe2Go, the digital newspaper replica of The Globe and Mail (pressreader.com)