When an Ex Uses the Children as Pawns After Divorce
Criticizing an ex-spouse and putting him or her down in front of the children can be extremely damaging, both to the children as well as the parent who is on the receiving end. Children who grow up in this kind of environment can have difficulties in relating to the other parent and may have difficulties with their own relationships when they grow into adults.
At Sosa Law Office, P.A. , in Brandon, our attorneys represent clients throughout Florida's west central Gulf Coast who are dealing with the issue of parental alienation. We believe that the children should not be used as pawns in parental disputes during or after divorce.
Legal Options for Dealing With a Hostile Ex-Spouse
Florida parenting plans typically order each parent not to put down the other parent in front of the children. If a parent violates this order, he or she may be subject to a contempt action to stop the behavior.
Often, parents ignore the problem and hope it will go away. However, the problem usually doesn't go away. The longer you wait, the more damaging the behavior can be. Children can develop feelings of hostility for a parent based on nothing more than the complaints of the other spouse.
If your ex is constantly criticizing you in front of the children, our lawyers will file a motion for contempt to stop the behavior. We can also seek an order for psychological evaluation of your children so they can get treatment. If your spouse's abusive behavior continues, our lawyers can seek a modification of your child custody and visitation order.
Contact Our Florida Visitation and Time-Sharing Attorneys for a Free Initial Consultation
For more information about parental alienation or to schedule a free consultation with a Brandon parental alienation attorney, call 813-413-4452. Our Brandon law office is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. We offer evening and weekend appointments upon request and accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
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