The attorneys at Veres & Riordan LLC understand the seriousness of parental alienation. Children of divorce want and need to maintain healthy and strong relationships with both of their parents. It is well-established that children should be shielded from their parents’ conflicts.
Some parents, however, in an effort to bolster their parental identity, create an expectation that children must choose sides. In more extreme situations, they foster the child’s rejection of the other parent. In the most extreme cases, children are manipulated by one parent to hate the other, despite the child’s innate desire to love and be loved by both parents.
This is illegal. You deserve you to know your parental rights and how legal action could put a stop to parental alienation. Call our firm at (973) 577-4118 for a private consultation now.
Parental alienation involves the “programming” of a child by one parent to denigrate the other “targeted” parent, in an effort to undermine and interfere with the child’s relationship with that parent, and is often a sign of a parent’s inability to separate from the couple conflict and focus on the needs of the child. Such denigration results in the child’s emotional rejection of the targeted parent and the loss of a capable and loving parent from the life of the child.
Parental alienation causes long-term detrimental effects on the affected child. The divorce lawyers at Veres & Riordan LLC ensure that every child’s fundamental right and need for an unthreatened and loving relationship with both parents is protected. While children’s stated wishes regarding parental contact in contested child custody cases should be considered, they should not be determinative, especially in suspected cases of alienation.
If you feel that you and your children may be the victim of parental alienation, the family lawyers at Veres & Riordan LLC can help. Call us at (973) 577-4118 to schedule a consultation, or complete our online form.