What You Need to Know About Parental Alienation
October 20th, 2020
There are few divorce and family law-related matters more sensitive and openly contested than those involving child custody. Though in many cases, divorcing parents understand what is at stake and will put their differences aside in the best interests of the children, this does not always happen. Unfortunately, child custody matters seldom end permanently after child custody terms are decided in court, and if you believe that your former spouse is taking any action to compromise your initial child custody agreement, such as by committing acts of parental alienation, you may not know what to do.
Essentially, parental alienation is when one parent tries to get his or her child to form a negative opinion about the other parent. Of course, though all the experts say that badmouthing your former spouse to your child is one of the most hurtful things you can do, many parents still do so. Parental alienation can come in many forms. For example, sometimes, it is blatant, and one parent will outright say negative things about the other parent to their child (these statements can be true or false, but regardless, they are wrong to say). In other cases, one parent may pretend he or she is "rescuing" his or her child from the other parent, implying that the other parent is incapable of caring for the child him or herself. Regardless of the form of alienation, it is wrong, and if you are the victim of parental alienation, you are most likely looking to do something about it. Our Maryland family law attorney can help.
What can I do if I am a victim of parental alienation in Maryland?
If you believe you are the victim of parental alienation, our Maryland family law attorney can assess your situation, and from there, pursue the best route going forward. In many cases, as long as we can prove that the alienation is occurring and that your spouse is violating the core of your initial child custody agreement, we can seek a child custody modification, which can limit the amount of time your spouse spends with your child. There are various other ways in which our firm can work to stop the alienation from occurring to protect your family from such behavior, though the path we choose largely depends on the specifics of your situation. If you are ready to get started, give us a call today.
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