Written by Jonathan Breeden
Child custody and visitation negations often bring out the ugly in people. When you are faced with a court order that only allows you to see your child part-time, you likely feel angry and bitter. These emotions grow if your relationship with your child’s other parent is not amicable. It may even lead to parental alienation syndrome, which can create a major rift between you and your child.
If you suspect your child’s other parent is alienating your son or daughter against you, reach out to a child custody lawyer right away. At Breeden Law Office, we will listen to your situation and help determine the best course of action. To schedule a consultation, call our office at (919) 661-4970, or reach out through our online form.
Parental alienation occurs when one parent attempts to turn their child against the other parent by telling the child hurtful lies. Alienating parents manipulate their child into believing their other parent is not a good person and doesn’t love them.
Parental alienation can be devastating. When a child is the victim of such acts, it can cause them to:
The alienating parent will often fill their child’s head with negative thoughts about their other parent, potentially causing irreparable damage to their relationship with their other parent. Alienating parents may even resort to extreme measures, such as:
Because it is not recognized as an actual disorder, parental alienation can be difficult to prove in court. But that does not mean you cannot do anything if you suspect your child’s other parent of alienating you. It’s important to remember that your custody agreement cannot be modified unless you request that the court modify it, or you mutually agree to amendments. If your child is being kept away from visits because their other parent is attempting to alienate you, you can take legal action.
Below are some remedies to explore:
If you’re a victim of parental alienation, don’t take matters into your own hands. Instead, seek help from a North Carolina child custody lawyer at Breeden Law Office. Attorney Jonathan Breeden has years of experience helping families across North Carolina, and he is prepared to help you. He will do what we can to end your mistreatment and restore a loving relationship with your child.
To schedule an initial evaluation of your case, contact us today at (919) 661-4970.