What are the Consequences of Parental Alienation?

Contact Us Today!
 

What are the Consequences of Parental Alienation?

Sometimes, when a couple with children gets divorced, it is not easy to co-parent. In some cases, a parent will act out of anger or spite and attempt to turn their child against the child’s other parent. This behavior is known as parental alienation. It is important to recognize the signs of parental alienation and stop it before any serious damage is done to your relationship with your child. Read on to learn more.

What is Parental Alienation?

Parental alienation is a form of manipulation in which a parent attempts to turn their child against the other parent. This may take the form of passive verbal jabs about the other parent, outright badmouthing the other parent, or in more extreme cases, pretending to “save” the child from certain situations that the child simply does not need saving from. This can severely impact the child’s relationship with both parents and it can have serious consequences in terms of a child’s mental health.

What are the Consequences of Parental Alienation?

Parental alienation has been known to have serious psychological impacts on a child. Studies have shown that children who are victims of parental alienation are at increased risk for future trust and relationship issues, depression, and substance abuse. Additionally, if your child is being manipulated, he or she may begin to act out. If you believe you and your child are victims of parental alienation, it is important to take action right away. You should reach out to a family attorney who can help you prove that parental alienation is occurring. If you can prove this to a New York court, the court may change your custody arrangement. This is because engaging in parental alienation violates the core of your custody arrangement, which is to do what is in your child’s best interests. As a result, the court may give your child’s other parent less time with the child, or enforce supervised visits in order to limit the negative impact the parent can have on the child. That being said, parental alienation can be incredibly difficult to prove. In order to provide proof, you should document disparaging remarks made by your ex, write down relevant things your child says, and be sure to preserve all social media evidence.

If you have any questions or concerns about parental alienation, contact our experienced firm today.

CONTACT OUR FIRM

Matters of divorce and family law should be navigated with the guidance of an experienced attorney. If you need strong legal representation regarding matters of divorce, family law, and estate law, contact the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. to schedule a consultation today.

Why choose our firm?

We have an excellent AVVO rating from our many happy clients

We will tirelessly pursue a favorable resolution to your case

We offer aggressive and effective representation

We treat our clients with the compassion, patience, and respect that they deserve

We have more than 20 years of dedicated legal experience

We have the legal knowledge necessary to help you obtain the outcome you desire

We tailor our practice to the representation of your divorce case

What Our Clients Are Saying

I hired Susan to represent me in a divorce matter where I was fighting for custody and to limit my wife's equitable share of our assets. I won custody of our son, kept the marital residence, kept my professional practice, kept my building and paid less than half to my wife. This was after a long-term marriage. She could persuade the court that equitable is not equal and sometimes the man does deserve to win!

‐ Dave

I first must say that I had been represented by two prior attorneys both of whom had simply taken my money and left me nothing to show for it in my custody case. They kept telling me what they were doing for me but I found out they were lying. Susan on the other hand had gotten me temporary custody and support for my children and myself within two months of hiring her. I cannot say enough about her.

‐ Craig

After talking to a few other attorneys, I hired Susan to represent me in my divorce and custody dispute. I was reluctant to go with her because she was the cheapest out of all the other attorneys I met with, but I'm so glad I did. I am 100% positive no one else would have done such a great job with my case as Susan and her staff. Her work is quality, her staff is reliable and her character is honorable. There...

‐ Linda

I had a very difficult case where I had already burned through two attorneys who were unable to get me custody of my children and complete my divorce. Susan was able to rapidly work out an agreement and not let it just malinger on like my previous experiences. She was also considerate of my financial situation unlike all of the other lawyers I had spoken to. I highly recommend her if you want complete and caring service with an in-depth knowledge of...

‐ Joanne

SERVING ALL OF SUFFOLK COUNTY

The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. proudly serves clients throughout Suffolk County, New York in their divorce, family law, and estate planning matters. If you require the services of an experienced Suffolk County attorney, schedule a consultation with The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today.

Recent Blogs

VIEW MORE

Contact Us Today!