Parental Alienation

Protect Your Children from Parental Alienation and Your Rights as a Parent 

Divorce is one of the most difficult and stressful life events that a person can experience, particularly for children. parental-alienation-tampaWhen a divorce is contested and involves a great deal of conflict, the impact is often more severe. 

Parental alienation is a common but damaging control tactic that results in stressful and often traumatic family dynamics.  

What Is Parental Alienation? 

Parental alienation, formally known as Parental Alienation Syndrome, is the gratuitous rejection of a parental figure that occurs within the context of contentious divorces or unmarried child custody disputes. 

It is a form of psychological abuse defined by the DSM-V as “a mental condition in which a child, usually one whose parents are engaged in a high conflict divorce, allies himself or herself strongly with one parent, and rejects a relationship with the other parent, without legitimate justification.”

Unfortunately, parental alienation isn’t a local or even Florida-specific problem. It affects families on both a national and global scale. 

Parental Alienation is not only a Family Crisis but a Medical Crisis and Immediate Triage is Critical

It is very important to hire a lawyer who understands not only that parental alienation dynamics as a family crisis but can identify the degree of parental alienation and the likelihood that parental alienation may develop in the midst of a divorce case. A lawyer who can treat parental alienation like the medical emergency that it is and who can educate the Courts and Judges that a different approach is necessary when parental alienation is involved in a divorce case. Triage and immediate action by the lawyer who can then create a team of professionals to treat the medical emergency is the single most important first step that must be taken.

The Impact of Parental Alienation 

When one parent deliberately indoctrinates a child to reject the other parent, this results in tumultuous family parental-visitationdynamics and results in long-term emotional damage for both the child and the alienated parent. 

Research indicates that the long-term impact of parental alienation often results in debilitating mental health conditions in adulthood. Additionally, children affected by this type of abuse often learn maladaptive coping mechanisms and behaviors that make maintaining healthy relationships difficult or impossible. 

How to Fight Against Parental Alienation 

Fighting against parental alienation can be a complex process that involves multiple professionals in related fields, including guardian ad litems, social workers, counselors, and behavioral health specialists. 

Because child abuse is sadly very real and shockingly common, it can be difficult for professionals to determine if the child’s rejection is warranted or a product of manipulation by the other parent. 

You can protect your rights as a parent in cases of alienation by working with an experienced Florida parental alienation attorney who understands the psychological impact of this type of abuse and how to present evidence to strengthen your case. 

Why Hire Sparkman Law for Your Parental Alienation Case? 

Sparkman Law has a proven track record of successfully restoring the constitutional rights of alienated parents and tampa-parent-alienationthe parent-child relationship. We have effectively revealed false accusations of physical and sexual abuse that were falsified to perpetuate the alienation. 

We’re committed to helping Florida families fight parental alienation and protect their rights and parent-child relationships. Contact us today for a consultation to learn more at 813-374-2000


You Are Not Alone: Popular Parental Alienation Cases

Parental Alienation does not discriminate based on color, race, social or economic standing or gender.  Regardless of where you come from or what your background is, parental alienation has the ability to touch you. The difference between you and Alec Baldwin or Daniel Giersch is that you may not have unlimited funds to fight for your rights. To ensure that you get the best possible legal help, you need the assistance of a passionate and aggressive fighter who has won these same battles in these same Florida courts. Call our office today to learn more about how we can help you.

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Signs Of Parental Alienation

Parental alienation can have long-lasting effects on both children and parents. Here’s info on what it is, symptoms of parental alienation syndrome and more. Source -Tracy Guth Spangler

What Is Parental Alienation Syndrome? Source -Healthline/Parenthood

9 Warning Signs of Parental Alienation and What To Do About Them Manipulation of a child’s mind and attachment bonds in a negative way is abusive. So is Parental Alienation. Source- Divorced Moms – The Good Men Project

5 Signs of Parental Alienation. Source- Social Work Degree Guide

6 Signs of Parental Alienation Syndrome. Source- Kathy Meyer – LiveAbout


Parental Alienation Articles and Research

Psychology Today: Recent Advances in Understanding Parental Alienation.
Implications of Parental Alienation Research for Family-Based Intervention.

University Of Michigan  Parental Alienation Syndrome visited and it’s characteristics and dynamics.

American Journal Of Forensic Psychology  Relevant literature surrounding the controversial term PAS (Parental Alienation Syndrome).

Dr. Richard Gardner A Construct Study of the Eight Symptoms of Severe Parental Alienation Syndrome. A Survey of Parental Experiences.

Parental Alienation Support and Support Groups

Parental Alienation – Enough! Tampa

Tampa, FL
174 Members

Parental alienation (PA)—when one parent carries out a hate campaign against the other parent through a high conflict divorce/separation and alienates the children (physically…

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PAAO Florida Chapter Support

Parental Alienation

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Jacksonville Area Parents of Estranged Children

Jacksonville Beach, FL
27 Members

We are a small group of estranged parents, grandparents, and caregivers separated from our children or grandchildren. Some of our members are in the earlier stages of estrange…

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