Couples divorce families are forever
Updated: Aug 29, 2022
t is important as a member of society not to forget the fact the members of a family do not change when a couple that has had children, thereby forming a family, divorce. A divorce simply has no impact on the structure of the fundamental group-unit of society - the family.
If you are going through a divorce or believe a divorce is soon to be a part of your reality this is a fact that you need to clearly understand. You should repeat this fact again and again to yourself, your family, and any other party that will be involved with your family as you and your partner terminate your marriage. You and your partner need to understand that the divorce does not change the rights and obligations each of you, and each of your children are assured of by law.
If you anticipate this being a problem and are wondering who is the best child custody lawyer near you the answer invariably is you! You are the best person to advocate for yourself and your family in this instance because every loving parent-child relationship in every jurisdiction on this plant is entitled to protection from society and the state. (See, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.) In the United States maintaining a loving parent-child relationship free from interference is considered a fundamental human right and is protected by the 1st and 14th amendment along with over 100 years of Supreme Court Case law. As I explained in my book
which is free to read on Amazon Kindle and available in print at the link below the least amount of time each parent and child are entitled to spend together unless their is a welfare or safety concern proven after an in depth individualized
evaluation affording every substantive and procedural due process protection is 50%.
Children love their parents and are entitled to love both of their parents. In fact there is a great breadth of research on how children form attachments to their parents by instinct as a survival skill. There is also a growing breadth of research explaining that the naysayers who have insisted that parental alienation and/or parental alienation syndrome, does not exist are one hundred percent correct. In fact there are long standing and accepted diagnoisable conditions that are actually in play here but have not been getting diagnoised.
These conditions are most usefully identified and explained by Dr. Craig Childress. He has been working tirelessly to educate his fellow professionals and the family courts regarding what is actually at work when a couple divorces and one or more of the children in the family reject one of the parents.
Childress explains in his book Foundations that the construct of “parental alienation” has a controversial history. An attachment-based model of “parental alienation” brings the controversy to an end. An attachment-based model of “par
ental alienation” uses established constructs and principles of professional psychology to fully describe the psychological and interpersonal processes that create the symptom features of “parental alienation.” By defining “parental alienation” within standard and established psychological principles and constructs, an attachment-based model identifies a set of specific diagnostic indicators that can reliably identify "parental alienation" while differentiating "parental alienation" from other sources of parent-child conflict. An attachment-based model for the construct of "parental alienation" also identifies specific domains of professional expertise and knowledge necessary for the professionally competent diagnosis and treatment of this special population of children and families. Children deserve a childhood free from the stress of their parents’ conflict, and parents deserve to love and be loved by their children. An attachment-based model of "parental alienation" represents an important step in creating a solution to the family tragedy of "parental alienation" in high-conflict divorce.
Parental Alienation, Parental Alienation Syndrome, PAS - all misnomers for Child Abuse