Parental Alienation in New Jersey | What You Need to Know
Divorce is among the most emotionally-involved processes anyone has to go through in their lifetime. Unfortunately, this fact is even more true when there are children involved. Fortunately, most divorcing parents can put their differences aside, see the bigger picture, and understand that they have to work together to do what is best for their child, even after they’ve gotten divorced. However, in other cases, child custody is among the most hotly-contested divorce-related issues, resulting in a long, drawn-out battle. That being said, for some parents, this battle does not end even after child custody terms are reached, and they will continue to do anything in their power to sabotage their child’s relationship with their other parent. This is known as parental alienation, and it is unacceptable.
Parental alienation does not always look the same; in many cases, it comes in the form of passive verbal jabs that, as time goes on, result in the child viewing the other parent in a negative light. In other cases, parental alienation is when one parent outright badmouths the child’s other parent to the child. In the worst cases, parental alienation comes in even more manipulative forms, such as pretending to “save” the child from certain situations that the child simply does not need saving from. Regardless of your situation, parental alienation not only affects the bond between you and your child, but it also can have deep psychological effects on your child for the rest of his or her life. Childhood trauma can be irreversible, which is why if you believe you and your child are victims of parental alienation, you are most likely looking to take action to stop it. Our New Jersey family law attorneys are here to help.
Stopping Parental Alienation
Though the strategy we choose largely depends on the specifics of your situation, in many cases, we can seek a child custody modification on the basis that by sabotaging your relationship with your child and potentially causing childhood trauma, your former spouse is violating the core agreement of your child custody terms, which is to always act in your child’s best interests. Regardless of the strategy we pursue, if you believe you and your child are victims of parental alienation, it is imperative that you take action as soon as possible. Our Chatham family law attorneys are ready to help you today. All you have to do is give us a call.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
If you are considering a divorce and need an attorney who can effectively represent you through every step you can count on Lazor Rantas, PC. We proudly serve clients throughout New Jersey as they navigate divorce and family law matters. To discuss your case with an experienced legal team, contact Lazor Rantas, PC today.