Atlanta Parental Alienation Lawyer

Custody Modification: Alienation in Atlanta, Georgia

At Hobson and Hobson we advise our clients on how to avoid accidentally impairing a child’s relationship with the other parent and how to protect the child if they are being programmed by a former partner to reject a relationship with our client.

Alienation and allegations of alienation frequently come up in custody disputes. Here at Hobson & Hobson, our mission is to ensure that children are permitting to have loving and meaningful relationships with healthy parents. Our goal is to do all that is legally possible to keep the child in a home where they are wanted, loved and respected. And that their natural desire to have a relationship with both healthy parents is respected. The transition from partners to co-parents can be a delicate dance and we are here to teach you all the steps along the way.

What is parental alienation?

Parental alienation is when one parent disparages the other parent to a child or children. For example, perhaps mom tells her child that their dad doesn’t love them anymore or want to see them. Or a dad tells his child that their mom prefers her new family (and kids with her new husband) to them.

Accusations can be mild, or they can become incredibly severe. This distorts the child’s perception of the alienated parent, regardless of how great their relationship was with that parent before. Equally or even worse, this distorts the child’s perception of themselves as they are subconsciously aware that they are made up of parts of each of their parents. Children can begin to think, “If daddy is a bad person, I must be a bad person too because I love him and I come from him.”

The more the child is told or “brainwashed” to believe that one of their parents is a bad person, it could eventually lead to the child not wanting to spend time with that parent or it could severely harm the parent-child relationship based on these false pretenses. The child can be programmed to fully reject a meaningful relationship with the other parent based on the  alienator’s talking bad about the parent to the child or children.

What are the signs of parental alienation?

Experience on Your Side

The legal team at Hobson & Hobson is ready to work towards the best possible outcome for you and your family.

We look forward to helping you work through the child custody modification process. However, we encourage parents to attempt to work with the other parent towards a plan that is agreeable to you both. If your ex-spouse is not going to work with you, the process to get a modification, while possible, will likely be both difficult and expensive. We are happy to provide an initial consultation so that we can help you understand what to expect both in terms of a timeline and an estimate of the cost.

Don't Alienate Your Child From Your Ex

At Hobson and Hobson we advise our clients on how to avoid accidentally impairing a child’s relationship with the other parent.