Protecting What Matters Most

Recognizing And Stopping Parental Alienation

“The best interest of the child” — That is what every children’s issue in divorce comes down to, whether you are seeking to find a workable child custody arrangement or determine what child support is required of the noncustodial parent.

Unfortunately, some divorced parents engage in behaviors around their children that are not in their best interest. You have the right to feel however you want to about your ex, but you do not have the right to damage your child’s image of or relationship with him or her.

What Is Parental Alienation?

Parental alienation syndrome (PAS) is the result of a child being programmed by one parent to go against the other. This can result in a child lashing out at the parent he or she is being alienated from. If your children are acting negatively toward you or distancing themselves from you as your divorce approaches or during divorce, this may not be a coincidence. It may be the result of parental alienation.

What Can Be Done?

If you believe you and your children are being harmed by parental alienation, it is important to have a proven family law attorney on your side.

I am family law attorney Keith Schulefand and at the law office of Keith B. Schulefand, Esq., in Williamsville, I have been resolving complex child custody issues for more than 30 years.

New York courts are becoming more familiar with the topic of parental alienation, and there have even been cases where a parent was awarded custody of children as a result of parental alienation. I know the law and can help you.

Manipulating Children In Divorce Is Wrong. Let Me Help.

Send my office an email today to schedule a free phone consultation to discuss your custody and related issues. I represent both mothers and fathers throughout the Buffalo area.