Parental Alienation Syndrome
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New York Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) Attorney
The Law Firm of Elliot S. Schlissel Is Committed to Fighting for Fathers’ Rights Throughout the New York Metropolitan Area
Parent alienation is not a new concept; however, it has become more accepted by New York courts in recent years. The Law Firm of Elliot S. Schlissel handled one of the earliest cases in New York where a child was awarded to a parent because of parental alienation.
What Is Parental Alienation Syndrome or PAS?
R.A. Gardner, generally credited with the discovery of parental alienation syndrome (PAS) defines it as follows:
”The parental alienation syndrome (PAS) is a disorder that arises primarily in the context of child custody disputes. Its primary manifestation is the child’s campaign of denigration against a parent, a campaign that has no justification. It results from the combination of a programming (brainwashing) parent’s indoctrinations and the child’s own contributions to the vilification of the target parent. 1”
Parental alienation syndrome is not always obvious. Approximately 20% of the cases are the result of the programming parents’ direct, negative verbal comments or overt actions; however, in the vast majority of cases, PAS is caused by subtle negative actions on the part of the programming parent, such as frowning or being dismissive of the other parent.
What Can You Do About Suspected Parental Alienation Syndrome?
If you’re about to divorce, or if you are already involved in a child custody dispute, and you suspect that your children are distancing themselves from you or that your spouse is turning your children against you, you should seek counsel from an attorney with experience handling PAS matters.
The Law Firm of Elliot S. Schlissel has extensive experience with parental alienation syndrome. In fact, we handled one of the first cases in New York where an alienated parent was awarded child custody because of PAS.
With more than 35 years of experience, the attorneys at our firm have earned their reputation for excellence and the gratitude of numerous fathers. We are known throughout New York as a leader in divorce and family law cases involving fathers’ rights.
Contact an Experienced New York Parental Alienation Attorney
Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case and our qualifications to represent you. Feel free to call toll free any time, day or night, at 1-800-344-6431, or in Queens, Kings, Richmond, New York and the Bronx at 718-350-2802. You can also reach us in Nassau or Suffolk Counties at 516-561-6645. We welcome your inquires.
1. Excerpted from: Gardner, R.A. (1998), The Parental Alienation Syndrome, Second Edition, Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics, Inc. as cited at PasKids.com.