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Parental Alienation

Parental alienation is a term that refers to one parent attempting to manipulate or brainwash a child against the other parent. This can involve undermining the other parent’s authority, manipulating the child’s feelings and beliefs about the other parent, or even encouraging the child to reject the other parent entirely.

In England and Wales, both parents have a legal responsibility to care for their children. When one parent is attempting to alienate the child from the other parent, it can have serious negative consequences for the child’s mental and emotional well-being.

If you believe that you are a victim of parental alienation, there are several steps you can take to address the situation.

First, try to communicate with the other parent and express your concerns about the way that your relationship with your child is being affected. If the other parent is willing to listen, you may be able to work together to find a solution.

If communication with the other parent is not possible or does not result in a resolution, you may need to seek legal assistance. You can contact a solicitor who specialises in family law, and with an expertise in parental alienation issues, to discuss your options and to determine what steps you can take to protect your relationship with your child.

One option is to apply to the court for a child arrangements order, which sets out the arrangements for the child’s care, including who they will live with and when they will spend time with the other parent. The court will consider the best interests of the child in making a decision, so it is important to maintain this focus too.

It is also important to be aware of the potential legal risks involved in seeking a child arrangements order. You may need to attend court hearings and provide evidence to support your case. This can be a lengthy and stressful process, so it is important to be prepared and to seek legal advice to ensure that you are fully informed of your rights and options.

In conclusion, parental alienation can have serious consequences for both parents and children. If you are concerned about parental alienation, it is important to seek legal advice and to explore your options for protecting your relationship with your child. While the process may be challenging, it is important it to ensure that your child is able to maintain a healthy and positive relationship with both parents.

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