Defending Against False Allegations of “Parental Alienation”: What every Family attorney needs to know

Ashish Joshi
Ashish Joshi | Joshi Attorneys + Counselors

Ashish Joshi is the owner and managing partner of Joshi: Attorneys + Counselors. He serves as the lead counsel in high-stakes, complex family law and divorce cases. He has counseled and/or represented clients in state and federal courts across the United States and internationally, including in India, United Kingdom, Canada, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, British Virgin Islands, and China.

Live Video-Broadcast: January 18, 2022

Defending Against False Allegations of “Parental Alienation”: What every Family attorney needs to know
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Program Summary

Parental Alienation allegations can result in serious and long-lasting consequences for the parent and the child. It could result in a change of custody, modification of parenting time, award of attorney fees, sanctions, or even jail time. But does the theory of parental alienation have scientific support? Can it (and has it) pass the Daubert and Frye gatekeeping tests? And what if there's a justifiable reason for the child to reject or resist contact with a parent? What if a parent is falsely accused of "parental alienation" when all that the parent is trying to do is to protect the child? This program will give you the tools that you need to understand the phenomenon of parental alienation and to defend your client against false allegations of alienation.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Parental Alienation and its underlying scientific support
  • Whether PA can and has passed the Daubert and Frye gatekeeping tests?
  • How to distinguish between Parental Alienation and Estrangement?
  • Is there a difference between alienating a child and protective gatekeeping?
  • How to defend against false allegations of parental alienation?
  • Effective interventions in parental alienation versus parental abuse

Litigating Parental Alienation: Evaluating and Presenting an Effective Case in Court
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Date / Time: January 18, 2022

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Speakers

Ashish Joshi_Joshi Attorneys_Counselors_myLawCLEAshish Joshi | Joshi Attorneys + Counselors

Ashish Joshi is the owner and managing partner of Joshi: Attorneys + Counselors. He serves as the lead counsel in high-stakes, complex family law and divorce cases. He has counseled and/or represented clients in state and federal courts across the United States and internationally, including in India, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, British Virgin Islands, and China.

Mr. Joshi is the author of the book, Litigating Parental Alienation: Evaluating and Presenting an Effective Case in Court (ABA 2021) and a contributing author to Parental Alienation: Science and Law (C. Thomas, 2020). He has been admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, state bars of New York, Michigan, the District of Columbia, and Gujarat, India. Mr. Joshi serves as a senior editor of Litigation, the flagship journal of the ABA’s Section of Litigation.

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