Judge King Describes Sadia's Alienation
Predicts She Will Destroy Fatima's Bond with Her Dad
The quotes below are from the Superior Court Judge Edward J.
King, III from the Statement of Decision (2/11/03) in re the marriage of
Scott Loeliger vs. Sadia Ali-Loeliger. The Juvenile Court removed Fatima from
her mother's home in 1998 after determining that Sadia was an abusive
mother. In this statement King makes numerous references to the physical abuse
committed by Sadia. Fatima lived in her father's home for 5 years after
surviving her time in her mother's home.
Despite the abuse, Sadia was eventually permitted
unsupervised visitors with Fatima. Here King refers to the mothers' devastating
parental alienation campaign and her ability to quickly "destroy" the
relationship between Fatima and her father. To read the document in its
entirety, click here.
Judge King: After Unsupervised Visitation Mom Quickly
Destroys Relationship Between Fatima and the Father Who Raised Her
"The minor's attitude change toward her dad and step mom was
fueled by her mom's recent involvement in the minor's life--i.e. unsupervised
visitation. Based on the evidence, the Court finds that the mom manipulated the
minor's attitude toward her dad and undermined the relationship they had
developed over a three-year period. In fact, the mom destroyed that relationship
in less than six months...[for Fatima] to simply strike out at dad and step mom
after a harmonious relationship for three years is not reasonable. Considering
the mom's conduct throughout the history of this case, it is no a coincidence
that the minor's behavior toward her dad and step mom drastically changed after
Respondent had unsupervised visitation."
Judge King's Prescient Prediction: As Soon as Unsupervised
Visits Resume, There Will be a Complete Breakdown in the Relationship Between
Dad and Fatima.
"The mother's track record over an 11-year period suggests that,
as soon as unsupervised visits resume, there will be a complete breakdown in the
relationship between the dad and the minor [Fatima]. The dad can only hope that
the minor will soon be old enough to recognize the mom's manipulative behavior."
Judge Refers to Sadia's Physical Abuse of the Minor
"The mother clearly will not admit the prior findings of the
court relative to physical abuse. Perhaps, the passage of time has convinced her
it never happened. However, this Court is not that naive...mom's refusal to deal
with the abuse, both as to herself and as to the minor, is a major factor in the
Court denying her request for custody."
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Dad Accommodates Mom's Wishes
"The dad...gradually expanded visitation. Once the mom had the
minor's undivided attention, the tables turned on the dad."