National Coalition Against Parental Alienation

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Pearson v. Pearson:

Notes: Custodial parent did not change. The expert evaluated for parental alienation and testified but found no evidence to support parental alienation.

“The trial court’s findings regarding parental alienation syndrome are not clearly erroneous. Although the syndrome is not universally accepted, the trial court heard evidence from two experts, Dr. Weinstein and Dr. King, who both believe that it may occur.”
Pearson v. Pearson, 5 P.3d 239, 243 (Alaska 2000).

Barrett v. Barrett:


Alienating Parent: ♂ — Custody to target parent: ♀

“[The court’s] findings concerning parental competition and alienation, Verda’s willingness to make needed changes, her ability to make difficult decisions for the children’s long-term welfare, her capacity to model behavior needed for the children to become healthy adults, and her availability to provide weekday stability all support the court’s determination that awarding primary physical custody to Verda was in the children’s best interests.”
Barrett v. Barrett, 2001 WL 34818273 at *3 (Alaska).

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