Pressure the Alienating Parent to Foster the Parent Child bond
Dec. 24, 2011
Every child custody order that we prepare in our Santa Monica Office has language that refers to the parties not using derogatory language about the other parent with the child. The extension of that is both parents have a duty to make sure that the child has relationship with the other parent. If a child is supposedly independently not talking to a parent, then both parents have a duty to help reconcile that relationship.
Remind the alienating parent daily to help with keeping the relationship close. When they fail to do so, we can use that in court to prove that they are not doing their part to act in the best interests of the child.
Make sure to keep a track record of efforts made, such as email and phone call attempts, both of which should be cataloged and indexed.