Parental Alienation Mediation

Parental alienation involves manipulating a child’s perception of the other parent deliberately. In most cases, the alienation makes the child fear and dislike the other parent making the kid reluctant to see them. Parental alienation, a state that occurs mostly when couples are divorced, results to a condition known as PAS (Parental Alienation Syndrome).

Understanding Parental Alienation

Before knowing how parental alienation mediation works, it is crucial to understand the concept. Parental alienation results to cultural separation, self-separation, and isolation (these mostly affect the child). When a child is affected by the parental alienation, they might refuse to obey rules, feel unsafe while interacting with the non-resident parent or feel empty and helpless.

Causes

Although it is common for children to get more inclined to the parent they spend most time with (resident parent), there are several things that will cause or aggravate parental alienation.

• Being upset or crying over parental disagreements while the child is watching.

• When the child witnesses domestic violence.

• Telling the child negative things about the other parent.

• Health-related causes such as mental disorders.

• Rare occurrences in adolescents such as constant bullying or change in comfort zone.

Parental Alienation and Court Procedures

No legal resource will work when one parent believes that the other is attempting to alienate their child from them. It is simple; no judge or court has the ability to order parents to stop being in a disagreement. On the other hand, a judge cannot compel a child to see or visit a parent against their will. The only things that the parents can do in such a situation is to:

• Seek a skilled parental alienation mediator to intervene (helps the parent reach an agreement).

• Take the child to a psychotherapist.

• Avoid pushing the child or telling them negative things about the other parent; doing this will only worsen the alienation.

• Raise the alienation allegation issue with the other parent using the most possible non-controversial way.

• Rare occurrences in adolescents such as constant bullying or change in comfort zone.

Dealing with Parental Alienation through Mediation

Since the UK courts do not accept the concept of Parental Alienation Syndrome, meditation comes as the best and perhaps the only effective means of dealing with parental alienation. Through mediation, the mediators will identify PAS in its early stages and mitigate its development. The mediator, who is a neutral evaluator, will determine how valid allegations are and seek possible solutions to settle the disagreement.

If you are experiencing parental mediation issues, it is advisable to seek a skilled go-between such as those from Barclay Devere. Doing this saves time. If litigated divorce is the cause to the parental alienation, you will experience lengthy delays when you go to the court; it will take a lot of time before the court assigns a Mental Health Professional to guide you through. Seasoned mediators act promptly when it comes to assigning a professional to the disagreeing couple unlike the courts.

The effects of parental alienation will cause harm to the entire family’s well-being. However, mediation is a great way of limiting and identifying Parental Alienation Syndrome and enforcing harmonious relations and reconciliations. Good news is that there are several experienced mediation services providers in the UK such as Barclay Devere to help you out.

• Rare occurrences in adolescents such as constant bullying or change in comfort zone.

Good Job

After the death of my parents, my brother and sister went into dispute over our family property. I called Family Mediation for help and in a couple of visits all of their differences were resolved and we all are now all sorted.

-Thomas
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