(Rock Hill, SC, April 2023) The Howze Law Firm’s family attorney has increasingly seen parental alienation in custody cases. Parental alienation can cause significant emotional distress to both the child and the targeted parent. As a phenomenon that affects many families across the US, including those in Rock Hill, South Carolina, it is important to understand its causes and the legal remedies available to prevent or address it.
Parental alienation can manifest in various forms, such as limiting the child’s contact with the other parent or falsely accusing them of abuse. The causes can include a high-conflict divorce, ongoing disagreements over child custody and support, and untreated mental health issues.
South Carolina family law courts recognize parental alienation as a serious issue and have various tools at their disposal to address it. A modification of the child custody order or protective order may be sought to protect the child’s relationship with both parents. Working with an experienced family attorney who can navigate the legal system and protect your best interests is crucial.
Apart from legal remedies, several steps can be taken to prevent or address parental alienation, including encouraging open communication between both parents and the child, avoiding speaking poorly of the other parent in front of the child, and seeking therapy or counseling for the child and targeted parent. By taking a thoughtful and strategic approach, you can safeguard your relationship with your child and provide them with the love and support they need to thrive.
One potential legal remedy is to seek a modification of child custody. If you can demonstrate to the court that the other parent is engaging in parental alienation, the court may be willing to modify the custody arrangement better to protect the child’s relationship with both parents.
Another potential remedy is to seek a protective order. If the other parent is engaging in behavior that is threatening or harassing, you may be able to obtain a protective order to prevent further harm.
Regardless of the specific legal remedy pursued, you must work with an experienced family law attorney or divorce lawyer who can help you navigate the legal system and protect your best interests.
At The Howze Law Firm, our dedicated family lawyer is committed to helping families in Rock Hill and beyond overcome this challenging issue.
About The Howze Law Firm, LLC
Tracy Bomar-Howze is a bankruptcy and family law attorney at The Howze Law Firm, LLC, who is admitted to practice in Michigan, South Carolina, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina. Tracy has been an attorney for many years, practicing in a wide range of legal areas, including family law and bankruptcy.
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