Parental Alienation Is Open Heart Surgery: It Needs More than a Bandaid To Fix It, 34 Cal.W.L.Rev. 567 (1998).

This Comment specifically discusses parental alienation, a process by which one parent consciously tries to divide the child, to pry the child loose *568 from involvement with the other parent. Section one deals with statistics of children of divorce and the creation of custody agreements. Section two considers the traditional spousal tort of “alienation of affection” and its ill fit to the parental alienation situation. In section three, current theories regarding parental alienation are discussed. Section four outlines identification of parental alienation. Section five discusses traditional tort remedies for the alienated parent. Section six suggests remedies for countering potential or ongoing parental alienation.

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