Parental Alienation occurs when one parent emotionally and psychologically manipulates their child into displaying fear, hostility or disrespect towards their other parent. Having your child turned against you can be devastating, but Parental Alienation is becoming increasingly recognised by the family courts and taken into account during divorce, separation and children law proceedings.
If you are in a situation where your child is acting particularly hostile towards you because of the alienating behaviours of your former partner, we can provide advice on what you can do to resolve the issue.
Parental Alienation isn’t illegal in England and Wales like it is in some countries. However, courts are more frequently referring to the concept in family law cases, usually where the parents are divorced or separated.
Parental Alienation can take place in many circumstances. Often, it is the child’s resident parent (the parent they live with most of the time) whose aim is to disrupt and even eliminate contact with their non-resident parent. We have also helped individuals who have primary care of their child but have been undermined by the non-resident parent whose goal is to increase their level of contact or get full residence.
How our family law solicitors can help you with Parental Alienation
Our family law solicitors deeply understand the rejection, sadness, frustration and anger you may be feeling as a result of Parental Alienation. As a dedicated team of family lawyers with decades of combined experience, we are experienced at spotting the signs and risks of Parental Alienation early on. We will make the welfare of your child and your parental rights our top priority and take all possible steps to secure a positive outcome for your family.
Whether you are:
- A non-resident parent facing Parental Alienation by your child’s resident parent
- A resident parent facing Parental Alienation by your child’s non-resident parent
- A parent being accused of Parental Alienation
We are here to help.
We regularly advise clients going through divorce, civil partnership dissolution and separation proceedings. We also commonly help individuals experiencing ongoing parenting disputes with their former partner.
Why choose Crisp & Co for help with Parental Alienation?
Whatever your personal circumstances, we will approach your matter with sensitivity and a high level of expertise. As a specialist family law firm, we have an in-depth understanding of complex and controversial issues such as Parental Alienation that is rarely found at other law firms.
We are members of the Law Society Family Law Advanced Accreditation scheme for our expertise in challenging family law matters. We are also members of Resolution, an organisation that promotes the constructive resolution of family law matters.
Wherever possible, we can help you resolve separation and children related issues without having to step foot in court. Our team includes two qualified collaborative lawyers, Henry Crisp and Carol Christofi who have particular expertise helping individuals find success using alternative dispute resolution methods.
We also recognise that where Parental Alienation is involved, you may be unable to resolve the matter informally. We have extensive experience representing individuals in family court proceedings. We will skilfully bring issues of Parental Alienation to light and ensure that they are properly investigated and considered before the court makes any decisions.