Family Law | Preventing Parental Alienation
Updated: Jul 31
Sometimes it may be difficult to turn the tables and prevent parental alienation if the effects of parental alienation are too far along.
Parental alienation and the idea that one parent (Parent A) can alienate a child against the other (Parent B) has been an issue that many have fought to be at the forefront of the Court’s and expert’s minds.
Whilst allegations may be made against Parent B, the Court need to conclude as to whether Parent B is abusive or being alienated by Parent A.
My previous articles have referred to what parental alienation is, the impact of parental alienation and the importance of dealing with parental alienation as soon as it is noticed, but what can you do in the meantime and during the time that the Court is determining what is in the best interests of the child?
Whilst Parent A is enforcing negative emotions to the child about Parent B, you must ensure that you regularly comment positively on the other parent and the child to ensure that the child feels that there is no negativity in both homes.
If the child makes a negative comment, you can quite easily repair those comments and reinstate the positive comments.
Whilst your child may emphasise their love for Parent A, you should avoid comparisons if your child makes a negative comment to you, as you must remember that your child has been influenced negatively by Parent A.
Finally, there is no harm in getting support for yourself, your child or you both.
If you fear that you are being alienated from your child, you must act quickly to ensure that any negative feeling does not continue to invest in your child.
The information provided in this article is not intended to constitute legal advice and you should take full and comprehensive legal advice on your individual circumstances by a fully qualified Solicitor before you embark on any course of action.
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