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Not all divorce cases will end amicably. There are people that will carry the anger and will be venting at every possible opportunity. The kids could find themselves in an uncomfortable position because of the proceedings of the divorce. Children shouldn’t be involved in the disagreements that you have with your ex-spouse. If you’re a spouse and a victim of the abuse and manipulation, it will make sense to get a divorce attorney Mesa so that the interests and the wellbeing of the kids are being protected.

Parental Alienation

Parent alienation could be termed as any or all actions meant to manipulate the child into hating or thinking less of the other parent. Divorce cases can get messy when children are involved. If the other parent is constantly making false accusations or speaking disrespectfully about you to the child, that will often lead to alienation.

  • Common Examples of Parental Alienation
  • Telling the child to spy on the other parent during visitation
  • Purposely dropping off the child late or picking them early during visitation
  • Telling the child details about the divorce which could be true or not
  • Presenting the child with the opportunity of choosing whether or not to attend the visitation

Recognizing Parent Alienation in Arizona

It is possible that the child could be affected by the manipulation coming from the other parent. One of the signs that the child has been alienated is having strong and negative feelings towards the alienated parent. Unfair criticism is often common and the child will have unwavering support for the alienator. When you notice a change of behavior when the child was previously well-mannered, there could be a possible chance of alienation.

Parent Alienation and Child Custody

In Arizona and most states, the presumption is that a 50/50 child custody situation between the parents will be in the best interest of the child. The court will require that the child is spending equal time with both parents unless there is evidence to prove that one parent is a bad influence on the child. The court could decide that spending less time with a parent that is toxic will be in the best interest of the child. It is possible to prove alienation with sworn statements if the child is old enough to appear in court. It could be hard to prove the case if the child is still young. The best option would be to seek help from mental health professionals. Parental Alienation Syndrome is a condition that can be diagnosed and treated. Make sure to get a medical report from the provider which will come in handy when preparing the case.

Get in Touch With an Experienced Attorney

You don’t have to play cool if you suspect that your kid is a victim of parental alienation. You should reach out to an attorney that specializes in such cases. You don’t have to break the bank in order to afford such a service. To learn more, visit https://www.familylawattorneymesaaz.net/

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Mesa AZ 85206

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Jensen Family Law in Mesa is located on 3740 E Southern Ave Suite 210, 85206 Mesa, Arizona. From Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), Take S 41st St to E Sky Harbor Blvd, then Head west on E Sky Harbor Blvd and Use the left lane to take the exit toward S 41st St. Then Turn right onto S 41st St. After that, Continue straight to stay on S 41st St, then Take AZ-202 Loop E, AZ-101 Loop S and US-60 E to S Val Vista Dr in Mesa. Take exit 184 from US-60 E after that Merge onto E Sky Harbor Blvd, then Use the left 2 lanes to merge onto AZ-202 Loop E toward Tempe/Mesa and Use the right 3 lanes to take exit 9 to Merge onto AZ-101 Loop S. After that, Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 55A-B to merge onto US-60 E toward Globe, then Take exit 184 for Val Vista Dr. Then Continue on S Val Vista Dr to your destination and Turn left onto S Val Vista Dr. Turn right onto E Southern Ave, then Turn left and Destination will be on the right.

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