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Do parents with a PAS case ever win in court?

Asked by ANef_is_Enuf (23285 points ) September 3rd, 2010

Although I suspect that parental alienation is fairly common, I know that it really doesn’t hold up in court.
Can anyone lead me in the right direction as far as finding cases where a parent has proven that the ex is alienating the children? Or somehow won a case by proving that the custodial parent is deliberately turning the kids against the non-custodial parent?

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iamthemob's avatar

Google Scholar is a broad, free resource containing all (theoretically) published U.S. court opinions. There is no way to see if these are still good law, however, without shepardizing it (term meaning a search in Lexis (a pay site) to find out the procedural history of the case). However, it’s great to start.

I would also look on nolo.com, which has a vast area of free resources for non-lawyers, and will also point you to other good sources.

Matrimonial and family law are state-based, however, so it really makes a difference which state you’re in – a case from out of state won’t really help you unless you’re trying to get a general idea of what arguments might be made against just in a survey context.

State bar associations also have some good resources, if you know a lawyer.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@iamthemob thank you. Ohio does have a parental alienation law, but I am not looking for cases exclusively from Ohio. Hoping to start with the big picture and then zoom in on the details.

YARNLADY's avatar

There is some mention of it in this Wikipedia article

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