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


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.