Issue No. 16 - The Co-Occurrence of Parental Alienation Claims and Intimate Partner Violence in Family Court: Theory and Practice

August 2022

In recent years, a troubling connection between intimate partner violence (IPV) and parental alienation has emerged. The concept of parental alienation has been fraught with controversy since its inception in the 1980s, generating rigorous debate in academic and scientific discourse. However, particular concern has emerged over the concept’s use in legal proceedings across Canada, where claims of parental alienation have demonstrated a high potential for misuse and misunderstanding in family court cases involving allegations of IPV. 

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