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Title: A review of legal interventions in severe parental alienation cases
Authors: Brannon, Sylvana
Keywords: Parental alienation syndrome
Custody of children
Child abuse
Intervention (Civil procedure)
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: European Law Students' Association Malta
Citation: Brannon, S. (2020). A review of legal interventions in severe parental alienation cases. ELSA Malta Law Review, 7, 128-139.
Abstract: Parental alienation is central in child custody litigation, with false allegations of abuse by the alienating parent against the target parent dominating the family court system, to ensure custody or residency court rulings in their favour. After a brief description of the symptoms of parental alienation, this study moves to a review of the various interventions employed by courts in cases of parental alienation, backed up by literature discussing case studies that review the different court responses. The review concludes that changes in custody or residency favouring the targeted parent are the most effective means of combating parental alienation, coupled with specialised family therapy that tackles the alienation.
ISSN: 23051949
Appears in Collections:ELSA Malta Law Review : Volume 7 : 2020
ELSA Malta Law Review : Volume 7 : 2020

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