Parental alienation is understood by Family Court judges as a situation where one parent intentionally attempts to damage the relationship between their child and the other parent, usually the non-custodial parent.
Sometimes this is done directly by an ex-spouse after a divorce, but in other cases, tensions may arise when friends or family members of the custodial spouse make inappropriate statements or share private information with children.
Judges take charges of parental alienation very seriously, and have gone as far as to revoke custody agreements and award custody to the non-custodial parent.
New York Family Law is substantively geared toward preserving the relationship between parents and children following a divorce, and a finding of parental alienation is particularly toxic in the eyes of the court.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we can help if you suspect that your ex or others are trying to poison your relationship with your child.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with a Queens child custody attorney.