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Alienation, Estrangement And Parental Rights

Alienation, Estrangement And Parental Rights

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Protecting What Matters Most

As a parent, nothing is more important to you than your children. You treasure every moment you can spend with them and do everything in your power to nurture them and promote their well-being. The actions of their other parent are so painful because their attempts to keep you from your children cut to the core of what you value the most.

At the Law Offices of Sheara F. Friend, we understand how difficult this is for you. We have been helping parents and children in Massachusetts for more than 30 years. You can rely on us to provide you with strong representation and compassionate counsel for post-judgment issues, including parental alienation and estrangement.

What Is Parental Alienation?

People often mistakenly think of parental alienation as something that is used to harm parents. While it can harm a parent, it is really a form of child abuse. Parental alienation takes many forms, including:

  • One parent making disparaging remarks about the other
  • One parent taking action to undermine the authority of the other parent
  • One parent lying about the actions or intents of the other parent
  • One parent raising false allegations of child abuse, substance abuse or other harmful behavior against the other parent

These actions are typically part of an effort by one parent to keep their child from them, but they can leave a child feeling unloved and lacking confidence in one or both of their parents. This can do immense psychological and emotional damage.

Uniquely Qualified To Resolve Your Alienation Case

Sheara F. Friend, our founding attorney, was one of the first attorneys to recognize and pursue alienation cases in Massachusetts and co-founded the Overcoming Barriers group dedicated to alienation.

We work closely with mental health professionals and alienation specialists to identify the best way to resolve these issues in favor of our clients while creating a nurturing environment for children. Our track record includes successfully achieving a change of custody in cases where the custodial parent has obstructed our client’s parental rights and parenting time.

Let Us Help You

The first step in protecting your parental rights is putting an experienced family law attorney on your side. Contact us today to schedule a confidential legal consultation. From our office in Concord, we serve clients throughout the Greater Boston area.