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How Parental Alienation Can Impact Child Custody Agreements in NJ

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As a parent, you value nothing more than the relationship you have with your child. Unfortunately, when parents get divorced, child custody matters, at times, can put a strain on that relationship. That being said, when one parent either doesn’t comply with the child custody agreement or actively works to make their child favor them over the other parent, it can make matters far more complicated. Please continue reading and reach out to the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner to learn more about parental alienation and how our firm can help if you and your child are victims of it.

What are some examples of parental alienation?

Essentially, parental alienation is when one parent attempts to sabotage a child’s relationship with their other parent. This can come in many forms. In some cases, a parent will do so through constant backhanded, passive-aggressive remarks about the other parent in front of the child. In other cases, a parent may directly say bad things about the other parent to the child. Basically, anything done with the intention of negatively impacting a child’s relationship with its other parent can be considered an act of parental alienation.

How can parental alienation impact a child custody agreement?

Unfortunately, parental alienation can significantly affect a child in the long term, and sometimes permanently. This is why it is so important to put an end to this behavior as soon as possible. In some cases, a candid conversation with a former spouse can resolve the issue. However, if the behavior persists, it is critical that you hire a competent attorney who has significant experience handling issues of parental alienation in New Jersey.

Since the core of any child custody agreement is a child’s best interests, our firm can seek to modify your child custody agreement on the grounds that sabotaging you and your child’s relationship is, obviously, not in your child’s best interests. We understand that there is nothing more important than the bond a parent shares with his or her child, and if your ex is trying to drive a wedge in that relationship, it is imperative that you take swift action to resolve the issue. The Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner is here to help you through each step of the process ahead.

Contact the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner

Do not face complex divorce and family law matters alone. With over 25 years of experience, the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner is dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and skill your case deserves. We will fight to protect your rights, your financial security, and your children. Contact the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner today for a consultation.

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