Parental Alienation Syndrome

Family Law Attorneys Helping To Minimize Parental Alienation Syndrome

In a divorce proceeding where children are involved, the issues are between the two parents, but the children bear the bulk of the emotional weight. Unfortunately, some marriages are so toxic that the end is not really the end: parents may try to manipulate their children to damage their ex-spouse or partner in what is known as parental alienation, a form of child brainwashing.

Changing the family structure almost always involves pain and confusion, but healthy parents work hard to reassure their children, not alienate them from the other parent. If you are a mother or father and feel your children are being subjected to manipulation that is destroying your relationship by the other parent, the attorneys at Kaspar & Lugay, LLP, have the experience you need to understand the law in this area and make your case.

Call 415-789-5881 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our experienced family lawyers.

Some signs of parental alienation include:

  • Children acting differently around a parent.
  • Children defending or protecting one parent.
  • Children rebelling against a non-custodial parent or visiting family.
  • Parents being refused access to school or medical records.
  • Aggressive and unreasonable demands around visitation schedules.

Protect Your Rights by Remaining Vigilant

Most parents are concerned with the best interests of the child?and it is never in the child?s best interests to denigrate the other parent. Unfortunately, parental alienation still happens. Being alienated from your parental role is slow and painful. Be mindful of any shifts in the behavior of your children towards you, which can be so subtle that you never see it until it?s too late.

Does the concept parental alienation have you confused? Kaspar & Lugay, LLP, can help

  • Has your former partner or spouse made accusations of child brainwashing against you? Do you feel you are a victim of parental alienation syndrome? There are community education programs and seminars that can help you and your ex understand how to interact with your children.
  • Your children need to know about the divorce and the fact that your family is changing. A child should not be used, however, as a confidant to air issues. We have some suggestions about what to tell the children, and we can refer you to appropriate resources.
  • Custody evaluations are an important part of the child custody decision process. Our attorneys can guide you through the process and help you prepare for the evaluation interviews.

Safeguarding the relationship you have with your children is of the highest priority. Our experienced north bay child custody and support lawyers can help you understand your rights if you feel you are the victim of parental alienation. Call us today at 415-789-5881 or contact us online today.

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