Parental alienation after a divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

When Illinois parents of young children are facing the end of their marriage, one of the more contentious issues is often custody and visitation. Even before the judge has issued an order, there are times where children develop an animosity to one of their parents. This can be for a variety of reasons, but it sometimes is the result of actions or words on the part of the other parent. This is often referred to as “parental alienation”, and many psychologists consider it a form of child abuse.

If you are going through a divorce and this is happening to you, you are probably wondering what you can do to alleviate the situation. At our firm, our attorneys have extensive experience in handling these types of matters, and we know how painful it can be to you. In many cases, children may not understand the reasons why their parents are no longer going to be together. However, if yours have been led by your estranged spouse to believe that it is somehow your fault, that can be especially difficult.

Even if you have been able to obtain joint physical custody of your children, whether through negotiations, mediation or as a result of litigation, this type of alienation might be continuing. It could be interfering with vacations that you may be planning on taking with your children, or it could affect holiday festivities.

We have handled these types of cases, and our attorneys are sensitive to what both you and your children are going through. If you are interested in learning more about the types of assistance that we might be able to provide in this regard, you are invited to visit our page on the topic.

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