Many family courts are beginning to recognize Parental Alienation as a problem in divorced families. The definition of PA is "any constellation of behaviors, whether conscious or unconscious, that could evoke a disturbance in the relationship between a child and the other parent." In some cases, custody has been transferred to the noncustodial parent, who is typically the victim of alienation. Although other experts deny PA because it is not recognized as a true psychological condition, the fact remains that if you attempt to disrupt the relationship between the other parent and your child, it could be used against you in court.
The process of splitting your life is difficult. Divorce means dividing assets, time with children if you have them and even friends you gained as a couple. One of the more important long-term aspects of divorce is how you handle your mortgage.