Parental alienation happens when one parent attempts to turn their children
against the other parent. This often happens with parents who are upset
with the outcome of their
divorce. When one parent wants to alienate the other, they will attempt to make
the kids associate negative qualities with the parent they dislike. Some
parents will try to prevent the children from spending time with the other
parent, while others will say disparaging things about the other parent
to make the children view them differently. In this blog, we explain what
to do if your ex tries to alienate you from your children.
You should keep a journal to write down all of the dates that your ex attempted
to block you from seeing your children or attempted to turn your children
against you. Write down the details of the incident and any excuses your
ex used to justify their actions. Having a journal to point to when you
go to court will allow you to establish that your ex’s excuses were
part of a habitual pattern of behavior.
Make Requests in Writing
If you are trying to prove that your ex is alienating you from your children,
you should make all visitation requests in writing. Use email or text
messages to ask about visitation and custody schedules so that you have
a record that can be shown to the court. Writing out requests you make
to your ex can help catch them in a lie or establish that they use similar
excuses to deny you from seeing your children.
Talk to a Therapist
If you are not sure if your ex is trying to alienate you, talking to a
therapist can help identify and put an end to any questionable behavior
you encounter. A therapist can provide you with support and offer advice
for how to resolve your dilemma. Seeing a therapist will also show that
you took proactive steps to solve your conflicts with your ex, which will
strengthen your case if you go to court.
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