“Alienation” Contributes to Change of Child Custody in Nashville, TN: Austin v. Gray

Facts: When Mother and Father divorced in 2007, they agreed to a parenting plan that designated Mother as the primary residential parent of their than the 11-year-old son. Father received 130 days of parenting time each year. They shared joint decision-making authority. After the divorce, Mother and Father’s interactions with one another became increasingly acrimonious. […]

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Parental Alienation Not a Mental Disorder, Says American Psychiatric Association

Following up on the debate discussed earlier on this blog, the American Psychiatric Association has determined that parental alienation will not be recognized as a mental disorder. Parental Alienation Not A Mental Disorder, American Psychiatric Association Says Rebuffing an intensive lobbying campaign, a task force of the American Psychiatric Association has decided not to list […]

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Parental Alienation and Child Custody in Tennessee

There has been a lot of controversy recently among mental health professionals as the American Psychiatric Association contemplates adding something called “Parental Alienation Syndrome” (PAS) to the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). This subject should be of great interest to family law attorneys and divorcing or divorced parents […]

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