Parental alienation is a serious problem. In a troubling case out of Michigan, three young children between the ages of 9 and 14, were each sent to juvenile detention after failing to speak to or have lunch with their father. The judge in the contentious case, Lisa Gorcyca, held all three in contempt of court for violating her direct order that they spend time with their dad.
With divorce seemingly always on the rise and the number of unwed couples having children, the number of contested child custody cases is definitely growing. And with that, there has also been a rise in concerns over parental alienation issues.