Calendars are a Target Parent's Best Friend
Dec. 24, 2011
For the Target Parent in a child custody case where parental alienation is going on, the Calendar is their best friend. It is crucial that a Target Parent keep a calendar of all the activities, phone calls – both missed and actual, comments made by the Alienating Parent and anything that an attorney can use to prove the reliability and dedication of the Target Parent.
This is a full-time job for the Targeted Parent, because the alienation is a full time job for the alienating parent. They are the Terminator, they will not stop until they have been melted down and contained by judges who are frustrated and convinced by the behavior of the Alienated Parent that they are not acting in the best interests of the child.
In Los Angeles Superior Court – North District, we had to appear over a dozen times in front of one judge before they really saw that the alienating parent was not acting in the best interests of the child. We had to bring in Declarations for the previous pediatrician refusing to treat the child because of the AP’s behavior.
If we didn’t have the calendar that listed all the Van Nuys Little League Games, and Sherman Oaks Doctors appointments that were missed by the Alienating Parent, we would have had a much harder time in the Van Nuys Courthouse proving alienation and winning Sole Legal Custody for our client.