Parental Alienation Lawyers in Marietta
Divorce Issues Harming Parent-Child Relationships
Divorces are difficult for everyone involved. Some aspects of a divorce
are especially hard on children. Uncertainty and confusion can leave children
vulnerable and susceptible, especially as they try to make sense of why
their parents are separated. Unfortunately, some parents may use this
to poison the child's relationship with the other parent in an attempt
to alienate that parent.
This is known as parental alienation. At Henrickson & Sereebutra,
our Marietta divorce attorneys have helped clients through all kinds of
legal troubles involving divorce and other matters.
In our decade of experience, we have been successful in tackling some of
the most complex family law issues. Your relationship with your child does not deserve to suffer because of
the other parent's actions.
Secure caring guidance and dedicated representation to resolve your family issues.
Contact our firm today and find out how we help clients overcome parental alienation!
Parental Alienation Explained
In the broadest sense,
alienation of the parent is an explanation of situations where children
become estranged from one or both parents after a divorce. The child's concept of the parent has deteriorated, even to the point
of bitterness or ill feeling. In many situations, the alienation of one
parent results from the actions of the other parent.
Negative characterizations, complaints, and outright falsehoods are some
of the most common ways that parents poison a child's relationship
with the other parent. Some parents may do this out of spite, but others
may try to alienate the other parent in an attempt to secure child custody.
At other times, it may be the unintended result of stress.
Taking Legal Action to Resolve Alienation
Parental alienation has the potential of souring a child's view of
a parent for the rest of their life.
Although Georgia law does not directly address the issue, many cases have
successfully taken legal action to resolve it. These cases commonly refer to the matter as Parental Alienation Syndrome,
such as in
Weickert v. Weickert, 268 Ga. App. 624, 602 S.E.2d 337, in 2004. The father was awarded child custody in light of the fact that
the mother's new partner was openly hostile toward the father.
Over time, this hostility could result in severe damage to the child's
relationship with one or both parents. Whether intentional or accidental,
parental alienation is a serious threat to parents' relationships
with their children. With the help of our Marietta divorce lawyer, you
may demonstrate evidence of parental alienation that results from the
actions and statements of the other parent. When the law is on your side,
take legal action to secure the best interests of your children and your
Secure Legal Counsel from a Team of Former Prosecutors
At Henrickson & Sereebutra,
our legal team's experience as former prosecutors gives us working
knowledge of the law from both sides of the courtroom. We understand the responsibility of the burden of proof, and when it comes
to family law issues, we know how important it is to protect children
Family court judges always seek to make their decisions based on the best
interests of the children involved. When it comes to parental alienation,
the task of proving the harmful actions and statements of the other parent
may not be an easy task. Let our divorce attorneys in Marietta help you
secure a positive resolution.
We offer our clients personalized care to address their unique circumstances.
Schedule a free consultation with our team today and get started on a solution!