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Is parental alienation harming your parental rights?

As a North Dakota parent, one of the most important things you can do is to take definitive steps to protect your relationship with your children after a divorce. One way you can do this is by working diligently to protect your parental rights and shield your kids from any adverse effects caused by the end of your marriage.

You understand the importance of protecting your relationship with your kids, but this can be difficult to do if the other parent is attempting to undermine your rights through parental alienation. You have the right to fight back and take whatever steps are necessary to protect your children and preserve your role as an active and loving parent. 

What is parental alienation and how do I fight back?

You may feel unsure if what you are experiencing actually qualifies as parental alienation, but it can be useful to understand signs that this could be happening to you so you can effectively fight back. Some common ways that parental alienation happens include:

  • The other parent is keeping you from communicating with your child through phone calls or online communication.
  • The other parent refuses to return your child or threatens not to return your child after visitation.
  • The other parent attempts to negatively impact your relationship with your child by talking bad about you when you are not around.
  • The other parent excludes you from important things in your child's life, such as sporting events, graduations and more. 

If your child's other parent is trying to ruin your relationship with your kids, you do not have to face it alone. Parental alienation is not only bad for you, it can be psychologically damaging to your children as well. It is best for everyone to act quickly to seek a lasting, legal resolution to these serious concerns.

Post-divorce custody concerns

Custody and visitation concerns do not necessarily end just because a divorce is final. If you continue to face issues or have legitimate concerns about your rights and interests, you would be wise to take quick action to put a stop to them.

Parental alienation is emotionally and mentally damaging to the youngest members of your family, and it can also be detrimental to you as well. You do not have to deal with it on your own. You can seek legal help as you fight to protect your parental relationships and custody rights.

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  1. The only truth your children need to know is that you both love them unconditionally, and that this isn't their fault.
  2. Take the high road — everyone wins when you do what's best for your kids.
  3. Negotiate but don't capitulate — if you are being pushed toward something detrimental for your children, stand your ground.
  4. You can only control yourself and how you respond. Don't engage.
  5. Do set up rules and responsibilities. Kids feel better when routine is continued.
  6. You are still their parent — don't be afraid to be one.
  7. Disneyland is in California, not in your home. Don't set up unreasonable expectations.
  8. It is not their job to take care of you. Repeat that to them. Often.
  9. Yelling is for sports — not court. Good lawyers strongly advocate without being disrespectful to opposing parties.
  10. Fair is a place you go to get cheese curds. Aside from that, nothing in life is fair.

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