Parental Alienation is where one parent undermines and interferes with the relationship between the child or children and the other parent. Our custody lawyers have seen our share of malicious parents attempting to alienate a child or children from the other parent. Unfortunately, this type of behavior by parents goes on every day. If you are involved in a nasty custody dispute where you believe the other parent is alienating your child or children against you, let us help devise a strategy to address the problem. We have successfully represented parents who have fought against alienation of their children and have, in extreme cases, secured court orders to take custody away from the alienating parent. 

Seasoned Family Court Judges will typically pick-up on alienation depending on the child’s age and maturity. Moreover, a child encouraged to think one parent as bad or evil will generally tell the Court how they have been emotionally manipulated by the other parent if given a chance. This is just one of the warning signs which indicates parental alienation may be taking place. 

Parental alienation can cause a lifetime of psychological harm to a child and not only alienate a child from a parent but also cause problems with future relationships as he or she grow older. At the Mulligan Law Firm, we see examples of parental manipulation/alienation daily. If you need help with an alienation issue, or another family law matter, call us at (570) 703-0269 for a free and confidential consultation.