, as one of the only family law attorneys in Collin County who is also qualified to be appointed by a court as a parent coordinator or a parent facilitator, cautions other family law attorneys and their clients to make sure the person they choose has experience in handling high conflict custody cases, because most situations where a parent coordinator or a parent facilitator is needed fall into that category of family law matters.
, who frequently represents parents who are concerned that their children are being alienated from them by the other parent, has found that children of divorced parents are frequently the victims of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS).
has worked diligently to encourage family court judges to consider more creative solutions when the signs of parental alienation are present.
Parental alienation is the action of one parent in an attempt, even if subconscious, to turn the children against the other parent.
Parental Alienation Syndrome is the result of the conscious or unconscious efforts of one parent to alienate the children from the other parent.
This alienating behavior may start during the divorce process itself or begin later, such as upon the remarriage of one of the parents.
Sharon Easley, a partner of Easley & Marquis, is a seasoned attorney specializing in all areas involving child custody matters, including PAS.
A judge making such an order has been a very rare occurrence in Easley & Marquis' experience
in handling custody disputes.
ruling in this case, however, was very successful for their client and the children.
After the children had the opportunity to get to know their father better without interference by their mother, they told the judge they realized their mother had been trying to make them hate their father and they now wanted to continue living with their father.
was awarded permanent, primary custody.
When a new client with a Child Custody matter comes to Easley & Marquis
, the case is usually referred to Sharon Easley
, who immediately begins to assess the case for evidence of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS).
When evidence of PAS
is present, Sharon knows that the "fight" to insure that her
client has the opportunity to have a quality relationship with his
children, after divorce, will be very tough and require very specialized treatment in order to succeed.
The following is an example of one such case in which Easley & Marquis
succeeded in stopping a mother from alienating her
children from their father, who was ultimately awarded custody of both of his
children by a Family Court judge in McKinney, Texas.
Sharon Easley is a founding member of the firm and she is the attorney who has the greatest amount of experience in handling these kind of cases.
Sharon M. Easley