May 18, 2012

Frederic Siegel spoke about Parental Alienation at the Connecticut AAML Advanced Custody Seminar on May 18th.

Parental alienation is a social dynamic, generally occurring due to divorce or separation, when a child expresses unjustified hatred or unreasonably strong dislike of one parent, making access by the rejected parent difficult or impossible. These feelings may be influenced by negative comments by the other parent and by the characteristics, such as lack of empathy and warmth, of the rejected parent.

Attorneys who litigate child custody cases are accustomed to hearing clients charge that their children are being turned against them by the other parent. Allegations of this sort elicit a complex array of questions, consequences, and emotions. The most important consideration in these circumstances is that when an allegation of this kind is raised it does not bode well for the children involved.

About AAML
The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers was founded in 1962, by highly regarded domestic relations attorneys "To encourage the study, improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the cause of matrimonial law, to the end that the welfare of the family and society be protected." There are currently more than 1600 Fellows in 50 states.

The Academy Fellows are highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. These areas include divorce, annulment, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, child custody and visitation, business valuations, property valuations and division, alimony, child support and other family law issues.

To be represented by a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is to be represented by a leading practitioner in the field of family law. The 1600 AAML Fellows across the United States are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity. Academy Fellows enjoy a reputation for professionalism, competence and integrity.

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