Helping Clients Across Central Florida With Parental Alienation
The natural instinct for most parents who divorce is to do as much as possible to minimize the emotional toll on their children. Sometimes this effort is undermined when one parent attempts to alienate the child from the other parent. Parental alienation often includes a constant barrage of negative comments about the other parent, as well as lies about the alienated parent’s actions and encouragement for the child to spend less time with that parent.
If you suspect that you are the victim of parental alienation, either during or after your divorce proceedings, prompt intervention is critical to protect your relationship with your child. At The Davies Law Firm, LLC, our family law staff advocates and fights for individuals who have been targeted for parental alienation by a former spouse. You can get immediate help by calling us at 855-688-4713 to schedule your free consultation.
Orange County Parental Alienation Syndrome Lawyer
The term “parental alienation syndrome” (PAS) was coined by a forensic psychiatrist in the 1980s to describe this effort to negatively impact a child’s affection for the other parent. Cases involving parental alienation syndrome are often emotional, difficult and complex to prove. Just a few symptoms of parental alienation include:
- A child is offered the choice of whether or not to visit the other parent.
- A parent blocks the other parent’s access to or contact with a child.
- A significant and sudden deterioration in a child’s relationship with their parent is noticed.
- The child gives frivolous reasons as to why they don’t want to see the alienated parent.
- The child excessively insults and disrespects the alienated parent.
- A parent shares significant information about the divorce proceedings with the child, especially information regarding child support arrearages or the reason for the breakup of the marriage.
- The parent suggests to the child that the child is not safe with the other parent.
- Allegations of verbal, physical and sexual abuse that are unfounded, and after investigation, the parent maintains the belief that it occurred.
In some situations, it may be necessary to appoint a guardian ad litem or a qualified mental health professional who can diagnose parental alienation syndrome and testify in court on behalf of your child. The courts will not tolerate parental alienation because it is detrimental to the health and well-being of the child and their relationship with the other parent.
We Take Immediate Action For Parental Alienation Clients
If you are being unjustifiably alienated from your child following a divorce or separation, our firm will fight for you and your child’s right to have a meaningful relationship. Call 855-688-4713 or use our contact form to schedule a free, confidential consultation. We will help you save your relationship with your child.