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Experts disagree on the merits of Parental Alienation Syndrome

Parental alienation syndrome first appeared back in the 1980s. The discovery of PAS is attributed solely to Dr. Richard Gardner, a professor of psychiatry. According to Dr. Gardner, PAS describes when a child is essentially brainwashed by one parent to turn the child against the other parent. Not surprisingly, PAS generally arises in the context of highly contested child custody cases.



The Impact of Domestic Violence on Property Division in Divorce in the U.S.A.

To understand the impact of domestic violence in the context of property division in the United States, one must view the concept of the “war” against domestic violence as a dynamic force, finally gaining acceptance at large, yet trying to find its place in the midst of the various “no fault” concepts that govern divorce law in each of the 50 states.



Premarital Agreements

Family business owners endure the long hours, pain, stress and strain of building and growing a business so that they can provide their family with an environment of financial security and stability, with the ultimate hope of future generations running the business.



Illinois Case Law on Parental Abduction

In situations where a court has found a REPEATED, continuing, ongoing pattern of interference with the non-custodial or non-residential parent’s right to have access to and an ongoing relationship with the child of the parties, Illinois courts have ordered a change of custody to rectify the perception of alienation by one parent to another from the child of the parties.