National Coalition Against Parental Alienation

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Gibson v. Gibson:

[UNPUBLISHED]

Alienating Parent: ♂ — Custody to target parent: ♀

“Dr. Harrison’s expert opinion was that Jimmy was subject to his domineering and extremely controlling father and that the father was alienating the child from his mother.”
Gibson v. Gibson, 1995 WL 222085 at *3 (Tex.App.-Hous.[14 Dist.]).

Allen v. Mancini:

Alienating Parent: ♀

“[T]he trial court stated in its ‘findings’ that . . . the material allegations in the petition to modify are true, there is a substantial and material change in circumstances and that the requested modification is in the best interest of the child. The Court further finds that [Allen] has made extreme attempts to alienate [Mancini] from the child and has caused substantial interference in the relationship between [Mancini] and the child.”
Allen v. Mancini, 170 S.W.3d 167, 171 (Tex.App.-Eastland 2005).

Morris v. Morris:

[UNPUBLISHED]

Alienating Parent: ♂ — Fees and custody awarded to target parent: ♀

“Harrison, a psychologist, reviewed another psychologist’s report on the family members, testified about the report, and made general observations about the situation. Harrison . . . suggested that some of Christoph’s alleged behavior was consistent with parental alienation.”
Morris v. Morris, 2007 WL 2128882 at **2, 3 (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi).

Elmakiss v. Elmakiss:

[UNPUBLISHED]

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

“LaurieAnn Frank, a licensed master social worker and advanced clinical practitioner, stated that she assessed R.E.E. and had seven counseling sessions with the child. According to Frank, she had not found any alienation by one parent toward the other parent.”
Elmakiss v. Elmakiss, 2008 WL 2358221 at *7 (Tex.App.-Tyler).

In re S.E.K.:

Alienating Parent: ♀ — Custody to target parent: ♂

“Several experts, both retained and court appointed, testified about the mental health of the children and their parents at various times; about the allegations of sexual abuse by Father; and about the allegations of parental alienation by Mother. Extensive records about the parties and children, including medical, child protective services, and school, were admitted. The oldest child testified by deposition about sexual abuse allegations against Father. . . . Among other things, the trial court found Mother had engaged in a pattern of parental alienation toward Father regarding the children, had not acted in the best interests of the children, and that allowing Mother unsupervised access to H.A.K. would not be in the child’s best interest and would cause a serious immediate concern about the child’s welfare.”
In re S.E.K, 294 S.W.3d 926, 928 (Tex.App.-Dallas 2009).

In re B.G.D.:

Alienating Parent: ♀ — Expert works to change alienation behaviors.

“Dr. Mary Connell is a forensic and clinical psychologist who has studied alienating behaviors and had worked with Connie since late 2004. She described parental alienation as someone trying to turn a child against a parent, and she testified that she had worked with Connie to give her insight into her tendency toward alienation and to help her learn to interact with Ricky and the children in a positive and respectful manner. . . . Dr. Connell described Connie as ‘quite humbled’ in 2004 and testified that Connie understood the egregious and destructive nature of her past behavior. Dr. Connell testified that Connie had ‘absolutely succeeded in eradicating the alienating language from her behavior and the impulses to alienate.’”
In re B.G.D., 351 S.W.3d 131, 137 (Tex.App.-Fort Worth 2011).

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