Divorce can be an incredibly difficult and emotional process. Things can become increasingly complicated when children are involved. If a marriage ends badly, a parent may attempt to turn their child against the other parent. This can lead to a lot of problems, including childhood trauma. This act is known as parental alienation. Read on to learn more about parental alienation in New Jersey.
What Does Parental Alienation Look Like?
Parental alienation can take many different forms. Sometimes, it entails taking passive jabs at the other parent, and other times, it is much more overt, such as one parent outright badmouthing the child’s other parent to the child. Parental alienation does not always look the same, so if you believe you and your child are victims of parental alienation, you should contact a skilled family law attorney right away.
How Can I Prove Parental Alienation?
Parental alienation can be very difficult to prove. Sometimes, your child’s behavior will change as a result of parental alienation. For example, they may start to act aggressively or get upset when in your presence. If this occurs, it is important to document this behavior. Additionally, if your ex-spouse makes disparaging remarks to you, it is important to keep track of this. For example, you should make sure to preserve any relevant text messages or voicemails. Additionally, if your ex is speaking badly of you on social media, you should make sure to screenshot these posts.
How Can I Stop Parental Alienation?
If you believe parental alienation is occurring, you should reach out to an experienced attorney right away. Parental alienation can take a major toll on your child’s well-being. As a result, a New Jersey court may alter your custody arrangement, giving the other parent less time with the child, therefore limiting this parent’s ability to engage in parental alienation.
If you believe you and your child are victims of parental alienation, contact our firm today to discuss your situation with an experienced family law attorney.
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