“I think it’s an absolute misconception that litigation does not help children, that it is never in the child’s best interest for the parents to litigate. I think if there are allegations that can be settled by fact-finding, it is important to litigate as early as possible. Otherwise, you are going to have theories from each side, and the ghosts of these theories are going to haunt the case and the professionals involved for months and for years.”

-Ashish Joshi

Episode Outline

00:18 – Introduction

01:52 – About Ashish Joshi and his law practice

04:37 – Practicing law in India vs. the United States

07:58 – Ashish’s book Litigating Parental Alienation

09:37 – What is parental alienation?

20:12 – Guardians ad litem and parental alienation

25:35 – Judicial recognition of parental alienation

30:46 – The biggest obstacle to getting a good result in a parental alienation case

36:10 – Alienation vs. estrangement

42:07 – Ashish’s advice for litigators handling parental alienation cases

45;11 – Where to find Ashish Joshi online

45:53 – Business Law Symposium preview with Powell Miller


About Ashish Joshi

Ashish Joshi serves as the lead counsel in high-stakes, complex disputes and litigation matters. Mr. Joshi has counseled and/or represented clients in state and federal courts across the United States and internationally, including in India, United Kingdom, Canada, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, British Virgin Islands, and China.

Mr. Joshi’s focus lies at the intersection of forensic sciences, human rights, and complex disputes in situations involving severe parental alienation and psychological maltreatment of children, false allegations of child abuse, recovery of abducted children and/or hidden assets in foreign jurisdictions and multi-jurisdictional disputes. He has served as lead counsel in some of the most significant matters in these specialized areas of law. Mr. Joshi and his team have represented clients around the country and internationally.

Mr. Joshi is the Editor in Chief for Litigation, the journal of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation, and is on the Advisory Board for Champion, the journal published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Joshi also served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers based in Washington, D.C.

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