Norcross Parental Alienation Attorneys
When parental alienation threatens your relationship with your child/children, our Gwinnett County child custody attorneys provide the trusted legal guidance you need.
Maintaining a close relationship with your child/children can be challenging in cases where you and the other parent are divorced or unmarried. Parental alienation occurs when one parent attempts to turn the child against the other. At Zimmerman & Associates, we provide the trusted legal guidance you need in this situation. You can count on our experienced Norcross child custody attorneys to take the actions needed to protect both you and your child/children.
Our Gwinnett County Child Custody Attorneys Protect You Against Parental Alienation
When making child custody arrangements through the Gwinnett County Courts, parenting plans are generally used to determine the amount of time each parent gets to spend with the child/children. Unfortunately, when making these arrangements or after having a court order in place, one parent may attempt to curry favor with the child/children and turn them against the other parent.
This is referred to as parental alienation and it can have major impacts on your rights as a parent and your relationship with your child/children. It often involves the following behaviors:
- Speaking poorly about the other parent in the child/children’s presence;
- the other parent doesn’t love him or her;
- Reducing the frequency of contact between the child/children and the other parent;
- Forcing the child/children to choose one parent over the other;
- Going to extremes to win the child/children’s love, like buying extravagant presents, or bending agreed upon household rules.
If you suspect parental alienation, it is important to reach out to Zimmerman & Associates immediately. Our Gwinnett County child custody attorneys can take the legal actions needed to address the situation.
We Defend Your Rights and Your Relationship with Your Child
Parental alienation can have a serious impact on your relationship with your child. Having one parent attempt to turn a child against the other can also affect the child’s emotional health and well-being. At Zimmerman & Associates, we can help you put a stop to this behavior.
While Georgia doesn’t have any laws that specifically address parental alienation, the Georgia Statutes do emphasize the importance of having both parents play a healthy and positive role in their child’s life. When determining child custody arrangements, factors the court considers include:
- The love, affection, bonding, and emotional ties existing between each parent and the child;
- The capacity and disposition of each parent to give the child love, affection, and guidance and to continue the education and rearing of the child;
- Each parent's past performance and relative abilities for future performance of parenting responsibilities
- The willingness and ability of each of the parents to facilitate and encourage a close and continuing parent-child relationship between the child and the other parent, consistent with the best interest of the child.
If parental alienation is an issue in your case, our Gwinnett County child custody attorneys can ensure it is brought up before the judge. This could impact any arrangements made or prompt modifications of existing child custody orders.
Our Gwinnett County Parental Alienation Attorneys are Here to Help You
Zimmerman & Associates is here to help in cases involving parental alienation, providing the trusted legal representation you need. Call or contact our Norcross child custody attorneys online to request a consultation today.