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Get involved with your divorce .... especially when parental alienation syndrome is involved...
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this site is
dedicated to
my son, Zachary....
who was alienated from me between the ages of 8 & 9 by his father & his girlfriend, who was once my friend in the first place. now
 Zachary is 20. he still lives with his father & the girlfriend who vowed, "I've stolen your husband already and now I will steal your son."
I pray for Zac's mental health, relationship abilities and the quality of his self esteem as he continues to deal with his father & his father's wife's abusive & controlling natures.
I pray for all of you who have been through similar situations, your children and the condition of all families in today's society.

In Kilgore v. Boyd Case No. 95-7573 the Court ruled:

If I do have to apply a Frye test he has passed the Frye test. And I find that parental alienation syndrome has passed the Frye test in my courtroom, which is a Circuit Court Courtroom in the Family Law division, based on the evidence and argument before me.

offerings of help & resource:

in the state of California

For more information on Parental Alienation Syndrome please contact:

The Family Court Reform Council of America
William Kirkendale, Chairman
31441 Santa Margarita Parkway, Suite A184
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 - (949) 766-0700

We offer the following services:

  • Emergency counseling (by phone &/or personal consult)

  • Crisis intervention

  • Workshops (full & half-day)

  • A program for the promotion of public awareness of PAS

  • Regular updates to bibliography, professional referral list & info

  • Development of educational programs for schools, churches & universities

  • Individual case referral & consultations for legal services

  • Exchange of information & resources w/other organizations

in the state of florida

NOTE: The 13th Judicial Circuit Court of Hillsborough County, Florida has ruled that Parental Alienation Syndrome has gained enough acceptances in the scientific community to satisfy Frye Test criteria for admissibility.

in the state of new jersey
Alienation in New Jersey
By: Mark Gruber, J.D., L.L.M.
Natalie L. Moran, Esq.

This article includes:

  • a list of symptoms & types of behavior, as defined by Douglas Darnell, Ph.D., that are common in cases of parental alienation
  • descriptions of the types of alienators
  • Case Law, Transfer of Custody
  • Interference with Custody Sanctions: Criminal Sanctions, Civil Sanctions
  • Parental Alienation A Cause for Action
  • Parental Alienation Alternate Approach

Parental Alienation causes the alienated parent emotional distress, as it prevents the injured parent from having a relationship w/their child.

A parent who has had a child alienated from them, by the acts of the other parent could easily make out a claim against the alienating parent that would satisfy the "outrageous" element necessary to establish a cause of action for intentional infliction of emotional distress or outrageous conduct.
Making false accusations of sexual abuse against a parent, interfering w/parenting time & purposely destroying the relationship between parent & child, is the type of behavior that could be seen as so extreme, to go beyond all possible bounds of decency & be regarding as atrocious & intolerable in a civilized community.

A tort action against one spouse could be joined in a divorce action if the behavior occurs before or during the pendancy of the divorce action. The action could also be brought post judgment if the alienation does not occur until after the divorce, which is often the case.

Mark Gruber is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial attorney. He is a fellow w/the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers & has offices in Hopatcong & Newton, New Jersey.

Natalie L. Moran is an associate w/the firm of Gruber & Colabella, P.A. & is the former law clerk to the Honorable Thomas N. Lyons, J.S.C.


Carol S. Bruch

Parental Alienation Syndrome & Parental Alienation: Getting It Wrong in Child Custody Cases CAROL S. BRUCH

Dr. Douglas Darnell

Parental Alienation Conference; Dr. Douglas Darnell; Wednesday, February 3, 1999

Parental Alienation Syndrome Studies by Douglas Darnell, Ph.D.

Family Courts

Parental Alienation Syndrome

Dr. Richard Gardner

Parental Alienation Syndrome Studies by Dr. Richard Gardner

PARENTAL ALIENATION SYNDROME REFERENCES Articles & Book Chapters on Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) (updated 3/16/04)

PARENTAL ALIENATION SYNDROME LEGAL CITATIONS U.S. & International Court Rulings Relevant to Parental Alienation Syndrome (last updated 5/23/03)


DR. GARDNER'S INVITED LECTURES ON PARENT ALIENATION SYNDROME:  (SINCE 1986) (115 LECTURES) 34 States in the US, Canada, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Israel, & Italy

Mark Gruber

Alienation in New Jersey
By: Mark Gruber, J.D., L.L.M.
Natalie L. Moran, Esq.

Dr. Jane Major, Ph.D.

Parental Alienation Syndrome: When Children Use Emotional Blackmail to play parents against each other        


Dating: How to Spot & Avoid Potentially Abusive Partners before you end up in a relationship


In Politics: A lesson in Critical Thinking:
How emotional blackmail manifests itself in society- The Media & the Middle East


How Do You Know You're Being Spun

Dr. Philip M. Stahl, Ph.D.

Alienation & Alignment of Children

Dr. Peggy Ward, Ph.D.

Family Wars: The Alienation of Children

provided by Peggie Ward, Ph.D.

The Co-Parenting Assessment Center

10 Union Street

Natick, Massachusetts 01760


Areas of Expertise: Providing Mental Health Evaluations, Interventions, Guardian Ad Litem Services. Evaluations of, custody disputes, visitation arrangements, children, sibling group & family units. Clinical services to, children of divorce & separation, pre-divorce marital mediation, mediation in the process of separation & divorce, & post-divorce parenting.


Dr. Richard Warshak, Ph.D. 


Parental Alienation Syndrome Studies by Richard Warshak Ph.D.




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Divorce Poison Control CenterThis site has regularly updated features including "Alienation Busters" that gives advice to parents whose children are alienated or in danger of becoming alienated. It is provided with the understanding that this website is not engaged in rendering mental health or other professional service & the information on this website is not intended to replace the services of a qualified mental health professional. If you'd like to share your own experience, please feel free to E-mail Dr. Warshak w/your ideas. We ask only that you keep your email short & to the point.

Books to Read;
Protecting the Parent-Child Bond from a Vindictive Ex

Dr. Richard Warshak

Your ex-spouse is bad-mouthing you to your children, perhaps even trying to turn them against you. If you handle the situation ineffectively, you could lose your children's respect, their affections, even in extreme cases, lose contact w/them.

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til' next time! kathleen