When two parents have a child together but are not together or were never together, they may have to come up with a parenting plan that isn’t always even. One parent may be the custodial parent and the other parent may only get to spend weekends with the child. It is important that as the parent of a child, you should make an effort to be able to be the parent you want to be and be sure that the other parent is not trying to sabotage your relationship with your child.
Parental alienation is when one parent actively works to ruin the relationship that their child has with the other parent. They may try to make visitations very difficult and/or try to tarnish the child’s view of that parent.
There are a lot of signs that you should look for if you have suspicions that your child’s other parent is trying to alienate you. It is important that you stand up for your rights as a parent, regardless of your position in a custody agreement. Some of these signs can include that the child suddenly becomes anxious around you or tries to avoid coming to visitations.
If you believe that your child’s other parent is trying to alienate you, it is important that you consult with an experienced family law attorney who can provide you with assistance.
Peter V. Mandi, Esq. is an experienced divorce and family law attorney located in Bohemia, New York. If you require strong and dedicated legal representation in Long Island, New York, contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. today for a free consultation.