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THE FLORIDA BAR JOURNAL, VOL. 73, No. 3, MARCH 1999, p 44-48
Parental Alienation Syndrome:How to Detect It and What to Do About It

by J. Michael Bone and Michael R. Walsh

Although parental alienation syndrome (PAS) is a familiar term, there is still a great deal of confusion and unclarity about its nature, dimensions, and, therefore, its detection.(1)

 Its presence, however, is unmistakable. In a longitudinal study of 700 "high conflict" divorce cases followed over 12 years, it was concluded that elements of PAS are present in the vast majority of the samples.(2) Diagnosis of PAS is reserved for mental health professionals who come to the court in the form of expert witnesses. Diagnostic hallmarks usually are couched in clinical terms that remain vague and open to interpretation and, therefore. susceptible to argument pro and con by opposing experts. 

The phenomenon of one parent turning the child against the other parent is not a complicated concept, but historically it has been difficult to identify clearly. Consequently, cases involving PAS are heavily litigated, filled with accusations and counter accusations, and thus leave the court with an endless search for details that eventually evaporate into nothing other than rank hearsay. 

It is our experience that the PAS phenomenon leaves a trail that can be identified more effectively by removing the accusation hysteria, and looking ahead in another positive direction.

For the purpose of this article the authors are assuming a fair degree of familiarity with parental alienation syndrome on the part of the reader.(3) There are many good writings on PAS which the reader may wish to consult now or in the future for general information. Our focus here is much more narrow. Specifically, the goal is twofold. First we will describe four very specific criteria that can be used to identify potential PAS. In most instances, these criteria can be identified through the facts of the case, but also can be revealed by deposition or court testimony. Secondly, we wish to introduce the concept of "attempted" PAS; that is when the criteria of PAS are present, but the child is not successfully alienated from the absent parent. This phenomenon is still quite harmful and the fact of children not being alienated should not be viewed as neutral by the court.


Any attempt at alienating the children from the other parent should be seen as a direct and willful violation of one of the prime duties of parenthood.


The criteria described below are fairly easy to identify separate and apart from the court file. When there is uncertainty about any of them, these criteria can be used to guide the attorney in the deposing of witnesses as well as in their examination in court.

Criteria I: Access and Contact Blocking

Criteria I involves the active blocking of access or contact between the child and the absent parent. The rationale used to justify it may well take many different forms. One of the most common is that of protection. It may be argued that the absent parent's parental judgment is inferior and, therefore, the child is much worse off from the visit. In extreme cases, this will take the form of allegations of child abuse, quite often sexual abuse. This will be addressed in more detail in Criteria II, but suffice it to say that often this is heard as a reason for visitation to be suspended or even terminated. On a more subtle and common level, an argument heard for the blocking of visitation is that seeing the absent parent is "unsettling" to the child, and that they need time "to adjust." The message here is that the absent parent is treated less like a key family member and more like an annoying acquaintance that the child must see at times. Over time, this pattern can have a seriously erosive effect


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Dr. Phil, Richard Rohr, and Alienation ~ Part 1

November 1st and 2nd brought to my attention two seemingly unconnected things.The first was a show on the Dr. Phil Show about Parental Alienation.  Dr. Phil.com - Shows - Parental Alienation: Who's to Blame?.The second was a meditation by Richard Rohr about sincere non-self-hating regretful ownership of our mistakes.

If you've taken a moment to review the Dr.

Dr. Phil, Richard Rohr and Alienation ~ Part 2

This is part 2 of the post on Dr. Phil, Richard Rohr and Alienation. To view part 1, click here.So after pondering what I had seen on the Dr. Phil Show episode on November 1st, I opened up my email the next day and came across the following meditation from the Centre for Action and Contemplation.

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Stories from the transition bridge: Polly plays ping pong

I get a lot of emails asking for help with older children who are emerging from 'alienation' and so I thought I would share with you Polly's tale.Polly is a twenty year old woman who has not had a relationship with her father for the past eleven years.  Polly was separated from her father when she was nine years old after her mother moved out of the family home and took her with her.  

Parental Alienation - Dr. L.F. Lowenstein - Southern England Psychological Services

Is Parental Alienation Syndrome Recognized by Professionals?

"Is Parental Alienation Syndrome Recognized by Professionals? "...it has been argued that not enough research has been conducted. It is my belief that this line of reasoning is incorrect and that outside special interests have influenced the decision to exclude PAS."

LIVE from Argentina: Truth About So-Called PAS

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The conference on Parental Alienation Syndrome will air live on the website 


Where Is The Love?

An interview with:

Warren Farrell  Stefan Molyneux

Primal Desire Versus Rational Love

- Dr. Warren Farrell Interviewed on Freedomain Radio

Stefan Molyneux, host Freedomain Radio, interviews renowned political expert and gender theorist Dr. Warren Farrell, author of The Myth of Male Power, Father and Child Reunion, Why Men Earn More and many other great books.

Where Is The Love?…where on Earth...

….not in Family Court or the hearts of those within the CPS, CYFS, SS. CAS or any other child welfare authority it would seem…

…..nor is it to be found in the hearts of our so called family friendly leaders Obama. Cameron, Keys. Harper and Gillard should all hold their heads in shame as childhood is such a short span of time, they are all culpable of causing untold misery to so many and leaving them with a life time of regret! (Consider this as you listen to this video!)

I dedicate this powerful anthem and the sentiments of this blog to the Family Justice campaigns the world over!
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Improve the lives of children and strengthens society by protecting every child's right to the love and care of both parents after separation or divorce. We seek better lives for children through family court reform that establishes equal rights and responsibilities for fathers and mothers.

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing" ~ Albert Einstein 

We intend to organize a national conference on family law reform in Washington, D.C. on November 15th and 16th, 2014. If you have an interest in attending such a conference, please submit your name, email address, and the state you live in. We will get back to you with details as we begin to organize this event.



"There is no crueler tyranny than that which is exercised under cover of law, and with the colors of justice …"– U.S. vs. Jannottie, 673 F.2d 578, 614 (3d Cir. 1982).
“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear." President Harry S. Truman
"The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny" (James Madison, Federalist No. 48, Feb. 1, 1788).


August 10, 2009, Criminal Complaints filed with Federal law enforcement in Va., D.C., NY, CO, and PA.July 7, 2009, Criminal Complaint against Bob McDonnell et al. for Treason, Obstruction of Justice, and Misprision of a Felony filed with Virginia Law Enforcement.
2009 presentation to No. VA Delegates on Misprision of a Felony by Government Attorneys and Judges.


Court records confirms that attorneys in DOJ, the VSBDB, and the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, Jane and John Doe conspired with Beltway Lobbyist/Attorney Eric Holder to file a fraudulent bar complaint against Rodriguez, so to have issued by the VSBDB’s void order disbarring Rodriguez for exercising his federal rights, and for judges in both Federal and Virginia courts deny Rodriguez access to impartial judicial review of the VSBDB void order-to cover-up treason.

The objective of the criminal conspiracy was to punish Rodriguez by depriving him of his business, profession, and right to employment as an independent federal civil litigator, in retaliation for:

(i) Rodriguez litigating for damages under the Federal and Virginia Tort Claims Act, and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO"), 18 U.S.C. §1961 et seq., for the violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1204 (Add-3), by the government’s obstruction of his federal statutory rights as a father to compel the securing of visitations with his Son pursuant to Article 21 of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, Oct. 25, 1980 ("Treaty"), the International Child Abduction Remedies Act, 42 U.S.C. § 11601(a) & § 11602(1) and (7); Congressional Joint Concurrent Resolution 293, May 23, 2000; and, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act ("UCCJEA") VA Code § 20-146.01 et seq. See Canter v. Cohen, 442 F.3d 196 (4th Cir, March 2006);

(ii) Rodriguez petitioning Congress, the General Assembly of Virginia ("General Assembly"), and law enforcement for an investigation of the criminal violation 18 U.S.C. §§ 4 and 1204 (Add-2) by the government’s obstruction of his rights as a father.; and,

(iii) Rodriguez opposing the confirmation of John G. Roberts as Chief Justice for making false statement to Congress violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 4, 1001 and 1204, by as to Rodriguez’s Federal Tort and civil RICO action for damages for the obstruction of his rights as a father.

B. Proceedings before the VSBDB

In 2003, DOJ’s independent contractor, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, acting as an instrumentality of DOJ, retained Beltway attorneys/lobbyists Mr. Eric Holder, Ms. D. Jean Veta, and Covington & Burling LLP, Ms. Susan Brinkerhoff, and Proskauer Rose LLP ("Holder et al."), from the District of Columbia mailed to the VSBDB a fraudulent bar complaint against Rodriguez for litigating to enforce his rights as a father under the Treaty and Va. UCCJEA (A-12). Also, Holder et al. conspired by use of the mail and wire communication with Rodriguez’s former client for them also to file a fraudulent bar complaint for Rodriguez litigating to enforce his perfected statutory property right under Va. Code § 54.1-3932 in his Virginia Attorneys Lien on approx. $3 to $10 Billion treasure troves sunk off the coast of the Republic of Colombia (A-4).

On November 28, 2006, based on the fraudulent bar complaints filed for litigating to enforce his statutory rights the VSBDB issued a void order revoking Rodriguez’ license to practice law in Virginia (A-4). The VSBDB posted the void order on the Internet and mailed it to federal courts in and outside of Virginia. The VSBDB void order was affirmed by the S. Ct. Va. on June 28, 2007. This Court denied a petition for certiorari, Isidoro Rodriguez, Esq. v. Supreme Court of Virginia et al., (S. Ct. No. 07-419, Nov. 2, 2007).

C. Proceedings before the D.C. Circuit

On December 18, 2006, Rodriguez gave notice of the VSBDB void order to all of the federal courts to which he was a member to request a show cause hearing, and to seek their protection as a victim pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3771.

Subsequently on June 17, 2007, based on the evidence of the obstruction of his rights as a father and the interstate criminal conspiracy of the D.C. Ct. of App. Committee on Admissions ("Committee") to enforce the VSBDB void order to deprive Rodriguez of his right to a public hearing on his waver application and right to employment in D.C., a second civil RICO action was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for damages for the conspiracy to punish him for exercising his Federal and Virginia statutory rights. 

Isidoro Rodriguez, Esq. v. Editor-in-Chief, Legal Times, et al., DC Dist Ct. No 07-cv-0975 (Friedman, J.) (Rodriguez II); DC Ct. Of App. No. 07-5234; cert denied Docket No. 08-411. See also denial of Writ of Mandamus pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §§ 4 and 3771.

An Order to Show Cause was issued by the D.C. Circuit on June 18, 2008. After Rodriguez filed his opposition to the imposition of any discipline based on the VSBDB void order, oral argument was held on April 7, 2009. The Panel’s Order of Disbarment was issued on April 21, 2009 . The Petition for Rehearing En Banc was denied on June 3, 2009.
Tuesday September 8, 2009 14:11

Mr. Isidoro Rodriguez, Esq.
Law Offices of Isidoro Rodriguez
7924 Payton Forest Trail
Annandale, Virginia 22003-1560
Hard line Telephone: 571.423.5066
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"So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home." (Tecumseh).

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