One of the unfortunate "side effects" of a divorce involving children from the marriage, is that while the parents are busy disagreeing, arguing and trying to come up with agreements as to how the assets and debts will be divided, who will pay spousal support, how child custody and child support will be determined, and the other personal and financial issues, the children are the ones who can ultimately suffer. Divorce can be very confusing, especially to a child.
Children usually do not understand why their parents have to split up, why they only get to live with one parent, where the other parent will go, whether or not they "caused" the divorce to happen or other concerns. To add to the difficulties, one parent may try to intentionally alienate the child(ren) from the other parent. Even when it isn't intentional, one parent could in fact be alienating the other parent by complaining about them, making negative comments or snide remarks, and other actions which could cause the children to become estranged from one or both of their parents.
As a parent, it is important to maintain a positive and loving relationship with your children, even after going through a divorce. If you suspect your ex-spouse is intentionally, or unintentionally, alienating your children, you need to contact a Marietta divorce lawyer at the firm in order to discuss your legal options. As former prosecutors and attorneys with extensive litigation experience, the attorneys at the firm stand ready to help you protect your interests and parental rights.
Whether you need legal representation to obtain an injunction against your ex-spouse, or you need other help in order to protect your relationship with your child(ren), the firm is here for you. Parental alienation can forever ruin a parent's relationship with their child(ren). Do not let it ruin yours. Contact a divorce attorney at Henrickson & Sereebutra before it is too late.