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Parental Alienation Solicitor

Setfords Solicitors understand that matters surrounding Parental Alienation are emotional and stressful. Our expert solicitors are experienced in all aspects surrounding implacably hostile parents and will work with you to achieve the best outcome for you and your children.

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What is Parental Alienation?

Parents who separate can often feel that they want to be in control when it comes to their children. This can stem from a multitude of reasons such as feelings of resentment, fear or anger towards their former partner. It is important that a child’s needs are put above and beyond that of the feelings which the parents may hold towards each other. Children are heavily influenced by their parents and hostility between the two can have an unfortunate result in their child; in effect, siding with one parent against the non-resident parent, intentionally or unintentionally. This may manifest itself as the child’s desire to reject all contact with that parent.

When Parental Alienation arises, it is essential not just to address the hostile parent’s behaviour but also to consider what course of action is in the best interests of the child, with a view to promoting a relationship with both parents whilst trying to minimise further trauma or distress.

How We Can Help With Parental Alienation

Joanna Abrahams

Joanna Abrahams

Head of Family Law

Joanna is a specialist in Parental Alienation cases and regularly appears on BBC 3 Counties Radio as their in house expert to take phone in’s and to offer generic advice to callers. Joanna has advised extensively on all aspects of marriage breakdowns to include not only the divorce process, but also the resolution of the finances either by consent or, where this is not forthcoming, within the court process.

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If you feel that you are being alienated by your partner and would like to discuss it further please complete the form below.

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Joanna’s National Coverage


A discussion on Parental Alienation with
BBC Two’s Victoria Derbyshire

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Programme aims to help people
affected by ‘parental alienation’

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Dr Foster and Five Worrying Signals
of Parental Alienation

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“I received the decree absolute. Thank you so much for all your hard work, if it wasn’t for you, probably I would have given up, as I was used to during my marriage life. I would love to meet up and thank you face to face.”

VB, July 2018

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