Parental alienation used as ‘secret weapon’ in custody battles, says expert

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Auberge Shalom counsellor says courts biased towards shared custody, even where there’s history of violence.

Described in the 1980s as a syndrome, it’s since been debunked by the American Psychological Association, Jaffe said, but there are practitioners who continue to use the term and judges who still buy it — making it difficult to suss out real versus false allegations of estrangement.

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