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Legal Recourse Against Parental Alienation


When one parent convinces a child to turn against the other parent it is an extremely sad and unfortunate situation. Sometimes referred to as parental alienation, this method of manipulation is used by parents either consciously or otherwise and causes untold grief to the child and the alienated parent.

If your child is slipping away from you, contact Gene C. Colman Family Law Centre. Based in Toronto, Ontario, our legal team will meet with you in a consultation, identify your options, and work to bring you and your child back together emotionally, as well as legally.

Mr. Colman’s courteous and direct advocacy for me in court helped me not only to gain more access but solved other areas of conflict and, I believe, prevented many future legal conflicts.
Chris – Pickering, Ont.

Protect Your Child Against Brainwashing And Toxic Behaviour

Cases involving child brainwashing and parental hostility are difficult and emotionally trying. Techniques such as positively reinforcing children for making negative statements about a parent, and encouraging lying and rebelling, must be stopped. Additionally, when a hostile and aggressive parent prevents another parent from seeing the children in violation of a parenting plan or court order, legal action must be taken to enforce the child custody and access agreement or court order.

Many alienated parents come to Gene C. Colman Family Law Centre feeling hopeless with nowhere to turn after they have been denied child access. Our team is committed to understanding the details of your situation, identifying your legal options and helping you re-establish a positive relationship with your children.

Legal Strategies Designed To Repair Damage Caused By Parental Alienation

The importance of a child having positive relationships with both parents is undeniable. Therefore, when a child is being manipulated to dislike or rebel against a parent, what is usually required is fast and resolute court action.

At Gene C. Colman Family Law Centre, we have significant experience reuniting parents and children, and we understand how to present these complex custody dispute cases in court. Parental alienation has received increasing attention throughout the legal system and in the press. We will leverage this new awareness to maximize the chances to prevent destruction to the parent-child relationship.

Separated From Your Children by a Hostile Parent? We Can Help.

Speak to our Toronto parental alienation lawyer as soon as possible if you believe your child is being turned against you or if you are afraid that kidnapping is a possibility. Contact our firm today at 888-389-3099 to arrange an initial consultation, or arrange a meeting via email.

Parental Alienation Articles by Gene C. Colman

Parental Alienation Webinar by Gene C. Colman

Some of our Blog Posts Relating to Parental Alienation

Parental Alienation Conferences

Here are links to the videos of the three parental alienation conferences. Gene C. Colman spoke at the Toronto conference.

Parental Alienation Resources

Parental Alienation Books

  • Richard A. Warshak, Divorce Poison (Revised), 2010: This book is great for those who are the victims of parental alienation. It’s straight forward, has true life stories, and contains practical coping mechanism and advice.
  • Barbara Jo Fidler, Nicholas Bala, Michael A. Saini, Children Who Resist Postseparation Parental Contact – A Differential Approach for Legal and Mental Health Professionals, 2013: Chapter #9 is a treasure trove of parental alienation remedies.
  • Rachel Birnbaum and Nicholas Bala, Making Parenting Plans in Canada’s Family Justice System: Challenges, Controversies and the Role of Mental Health Professionals, 2019: See what the professionals are reading about Domestic Violence, Relocation, Special Needs Children, and more. This book is wider than just P.A.
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