Thursday, December 18, 2008

Does New Jersey understand Parental Alienation?

Finally! Finally it seems that at least one State recognizes a problem that has been occurring for decades and finally it seems that there could be some remedy through the judicial system.

Let me state this, there is no monetary award that could be given to target parents that will ever make up for the lost parenting time and destroyed relationship with their children.!

In cases of parental alienation the alienating parent uses the court to legally harass and abuse the target parent. They know the courts will do nothing. Every false claim made by the alienating parent results in cost to the target parent; financially, emotionally and physically. Target parents cannot seek relief for these actions. The alienating parent does not care and seems to have a bottomless wallet or purse. The alienating parent knows that custody will not be taken from them as well.

Parental Alienation is a major problem in child custody cases. One parent must not be allowed to purposely destroy the relationship of their child with the other parent. Parental alienation must be recognized and a tort must be allowed to provide relief.

In this article A NJ COURT DETERMINES THAT A CAUSE OF ACTION FOR PARENTAL ALIENATION EXISTS a Judge in Hudson County "recognized that parents in NJ may have a right to collect damages for intentional infliction of emotional distress when their relationships with their children are poisoned by former spouses or even grandparents who partake in alienating behaviors. "

Kudos to this Judge! I would like to see this adopted worldwide!

Parental Alienation is abuse! Stop the abuse!


  1. Right On! We may be finally getting somewhere! Its just a shame that it takes deep pockets to effect change. I believe Moses Segal had been involved in this change.

    To the groups that reject Parental Alienation (PA) especially many that will be attending the Battered Mothers Custody Conference, Justice for Children in particular, (the one that took my daughter from me and ruined her and destroyed me), its time to head for the bathroom.

    Dont get me wrong. I dont hate women nor do I reject child abuse. But the affiliated groups believe they are effective and strengthened by doing both. Perhaps now they will begin to be examined for what they truly are when they enter courtrooms in the name of child protection, and realized that they too are part of the problem. Addiction can exist in some of our largest systems too. PA is a form of addiction manifest. And I need not say this but it is not unique to either of the genders, nor is it unique to race, culture, or nationality.
    Robert Gartner
    Houston, Texas

  2. Thank you Robert for your comment.

    I agree with you that I think Moses Segal was instrumental in this change.

    Yes, it is frustrating that there are groups that think PA is junk science. I also know that domestic violence exists as well. I also think denying a child their parent is wrong, no matter who that parent is.

    Unfortunately Parental alienation is perpetrated by both genders and knows no racial or socioeconomic boundaries.

    One day this madness will stop. Until then we have to fight for the children that are experiencing this.