I am a family law attorney and new to this group. I have dealt with all types of custody situations and I joined mostly to listen and learn from people who are in difficult custody situations. I ask the following question simply for information and not to anger or to start a big argument. I thank you in advance for your information.
My understanding of parental alienation does not include difficult custodial parents who don’t communicate or keep the children from the other parent, but involves the custodial parent who engages in a course of conduct to convince the child the other parent is abusive (or whatever) such that the child hates the other parent and does not want to see him or her. Is this the thinking of this group or is the group about broader difficult custody matters?
I am not minimizing any difficult custody issues. I simply want to know the thinking of group members and whether all of the posts are about the more narrow issue or the broader problem. Thank you.
**Just to clarify about reading some comments – I know what parental alienation is, I simply want to know if that is the scope of this group or if the group addresses broader custody issues.