July 2, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization
This case isn’t new, but it provides a handy segue to tomorrow’s post and teaches us a lot about how parental alienation is — or isn’t — handled by family courts (Toronto Star, 1/24/09). It’s presented as a victory for common sense and the well-being of children, but is it? It’s a clear case of egregious parental alienation of three girls by their mother against their father. And the judge, Justice Faye McWatt, clearly did the right thing when she simply transferred custody of the children to their father and prohibited contact with the mother.