Long Island Parental Alienation Lawyer
What Is Parental Alienation?
Has your child started to act differently toward you? Does he or she seem
more withdrawn and sullen? Does your child wish to limit the amount of
time he or she spends with you? If these scenarios sound familiar, parental
alienation could be to blame.
Parental alienation is a situation in which one parent tries to alienate
a child from his or her other parent by brainwashing the child into holding
negative feelings or opinions toward that parent. Such a reaction occurs
when a parent tries to manipulate his or her children's emotions,
convincing them that their other parent does not love them or does not
want to spend time with them. Blaming a
legal separation on the other parent is also a form of parental alienation, as it may influence
the child's opinion of the parent.
Parents often use parental alienation to gain control during a divorce or
child custody hearing. When a child expresses his or her disinterest in spending time
or maintaining a relationship with the other parent, the judge may severely
visitation time the other parent receives, and may even give sole custody to the parent
who is not manipulating the child.
Signs of Parental Alienation
There are many signs you can look for that may indicate the other parent
is brainwashing your child, such as:
- Your child is becoming more and more distant
- Your child wishes to spend less time with you
- Your child has started to blame you for the divorce or separation
- Your child seems angry at you all the time
- Your relationship with your child is becoming strained
- Some of the things that your child is saying sound too "adult"
for his or her vocabulary. This may be a sign that your child is simply
repeating something the other parent has said
Need help? Contact Samuelson Hause & Samuelson, LLP
If you think your child is a victim of parental alienation, an experienced
Long Island family law attorney at Samuelson Hause & Samuelson, LLP
can be of assistance. It's important to stop parental alienation as
quickly as possible, as it can undoubtedly have a lasting negative impact
on your child's future. Children deserve to have a strong and loving
relationship with both parents. When one parent tries to compromise that
relationship, steps should be taken to address the problem immediately.
Learn more about parental alienation, as well as your rights and options
under the law, by engaging in a
phone consultation with a lawyer from our firm.
Contact Samuelson Hause & Samuelson, LLP today.