Parental Alienation Lawyer in Orlando
Protecting Your Relationship with Your Child
Divorce or separation is difficult for everyone involved, especially children.
In bitter or highly
contested divorces, children may feel they must "choose sides." While detachment
from the alienated parent may settle down once the parents and children
adjust to change and move on with their lives, there are other situations
where the alienation and detachment only increases - which could cause
the alienated parent to lose the love and respect of the child permanently.
If you are facing challenges relating to parental alienation syndrome,
or if you have been wrongfully accused of encouraging your child to alienate
the other parent, turn to our Orlando divorce lawyer. We have the experience,
resources, and commitment to assist you.
What Is Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS)?
Parental alienation syndrome occurs when one parent engages in poor conduct
- speaking poorly about the other parent or demeaning the other parent
in the child's presence - to brainwash a child into alienating the
Some examples of parental alienation may include:
- Repeatedly blaming the other parent for the breakup of the family so that
the child eventually believes it to be true and shun the other parent
- Interfering with time-sharing by purposefully planning activities during
the child's scheduled time with the other parent and asking for the
child's preference of participating in the activity or spending time
with the other parent
- Demeaning the other parent in front of the child to the extent that the
child also participates in demeaning the other parent
- Bringing forth false allegations of physical, verbal or sexual abuse in
order to justifiably alienate the other parent
Relocation and Child Alienation in Florida
Some parents may further their vendetta against the other parent by choosing
to relocate with the child out of state. While a parent may bring forth
justifiable reasons for the relocation, such as a new job or allegedly
better opportunities for the child, in many instances, parental and child
relocation cases involve a parent who is attempting to deprive the other
parent of his or her
visitation/time-sharing rights. Florida courts are hesitant to approve
relocation petitions due to the hindrance it may have on the child's relationship
with either parent.
Experienced Guidance for Parents Throughout Central Florida
Many attorneys and judges underestimate the significance of parental alienation
- including underestimating when it is an issue and the long-term effects
on both the child and alienating parent. It is important to work with
an attorney who understands the concerns involving parental alienation,
and who will work with the appropriate mental health experts to diagnose
the problem (or disprove it) and testify in court.
By working with our
family law team at R. Gregory Colvin, LLC, you can have confidence and peace of mind
knowing that we are dedicated to achieving a fair resolution of complex
problems and have done so for more than 25 years. For more information
about parental alienation, or for experienced legal representation from
an Orlando family law attorney, don't hesitate to get in touch with our team.