Divorce is an incredibly stressful process and it can take a toll on the entire family. Things become even more difficult when children are involved. In some cases, parents are able to put their differences aside and co-parent together, in order to do what is best for their child. But, other times, tensions between parents are high and there is an obvious amount of animosity. This can negatively impact the child in a number of ways. Speaking badly of your child’s other parent may damage their relationship with your child, but it may also damage your relationship with your child. This is why it is so important to be aware of parental alienation and what to do about it.
What is Parental Alienation?
Parental alienation is a tactic used to turn a child against their parent. Sometimes you may not even be aware that this is occurring, but it can seriously impact your relationship with your child. Parental alienation may take the form of:
- Passive verbal jabs about the other parent
- Outright badmouthing the other parent
- Pretending to “save” the child from certain situations that the child simply does not need saving from
Children are vulnerable and they may be deeply affected by these behaviors. If you believe you are a victim of parental alienation, it is important to take action as soon as possible.
What Can I Do About it?
If you believe your ex-spouse is attempting to alienate you from your child, you should contact a skilled family law attorney. In some cases, this may call for an adjustment to your custody agreement. It is important that your child grows up in a healthy, stable environment. Additionally, it may be a good idea for you and your ex to sit down with an experienced mediator in order to address some of the post-divorce issues you are facing.
If you are struggling with parental alienation, contact our firm today. We want to help ensure that your child is in a safe and healthy environment. Our firm is here to advocate for you and walk you through all of your family law matters. Reach out to speak with an experienced and dedicated attorney.
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