Litigating Parental Alienation with Ashish Joshi
Episode 1222nd November 2021 • The Litigation War Room • Maxwell Goss
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On this episode, Maxwell Goss talks with high-stakes family law attorney, Ashish Joshi. Ashish handles disputes involving the mistreatment of children, allegations of child abuse, and recovery of abducted children across the United States and around the world. An authority on the subject of parental alienation, Ashish is the author of Litigating Parental Alienation: Evaluating and Presenting an Effective Case in Court. In the interview, Ashish offers insights drawing from his deep knowledge and experience in this important area of law.


“I think it’s an absolute misconception that litigation does not help children,

that it’s 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


  • 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


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 privileged to serve as the Editor in Chief for Litigation, the journal of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation and 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.


Ashish Joshi’s Attorney Bio

Litigating Parental Alienation: Evaluating and Presenting an Effective Case in Court


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