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Child Custody Consequences of Alienation in New Jersey

One parent interfering with the other parent’s ability to spend time with their children is defined as parental alienation. This tactic often goes hand in hand with poisoning the child against the other parent by badmouthing them. Alienation is looked down on severely by the courts and comes with serious consequences. Reach out to an experienced divorce attorney today if you believe you are being alienated by your former spouse. Continue reading to discover the consequences of parental alienation and what you can do to prevent it.

What is parental alienation?

Parental alienation is conducted by the custodial parent in many cases. It is used as an attempt to poison their child against the other parent by painting them in a negative light and telling them negative things. Parental alienation is used to limit the other parent’s ability to spend time with their child, violating the best interest of the child and resulting in serious consequences in court.

What are the consequences of parental alienation?

The act of limiting the other parent’s ability to spend time with their child is in violation of most custody orders. Due to this violation, alienation can result in custody being transferred entirely to the other parent. A knowledgeable attorney will always advise against actions such as this because alienation most often backfires the custodial parent’s plans to spend more time with their child by their custody being stripped away completely. If you are facing court hearings regarding alienation, it is best to reach out to an experienced attorney who will fight for your best interest.

What can I do to prevent parental alienation?

Having a knowledgeable attorney on your side throughout this process is the first step to take when facing parental alienation court hearings. However, before taking this to the courts, we would suggest having a polite yet direct conversation with the other parent to make them aware that you know what they are attempting to do between you and your child. If this does not stop the behavior, your attorney will file a motion with the courts to modify your child custody agreement. This will be filed on the grounds that talking badly about you to your child directly violates the core of your custody agreement, causing emotional issues for your child. Your attorney might suggest fighting for sole custody in this situation. To get started today, reach out to our experienced divorce attorney to discuss what we can do for you. Contact our firm to schedule an initial consultation.

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If you require strong legal representation for matters related to divorce or family law, Haber Silver Russoniello & Dunn is here to help. We proudly represent clients in Morris County and throughout the state of New Jersey. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.

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