If you feel like you’re having to battle your ex-spouse to protect your bonds with your child, the situation can get sticky fast. Keith D. Backer, P.C. is here to help you identify the potential signs of Parental Alienation Syndrome, or PAS, and guide you through the different ways of handling it. A Texas Board Certified – Family Law attorney has the training and experience to deal with this difficult custody litigation challenge.
PAS is a syndrome which comes about usually due to the insistent badmouthing of one parent from the other. This can be done in many ways. Badmouthing can include revealing personal information that children do not need to know, or even making up allegations of abuse that are unfounded. The parent attempting to alienate your child from you may also go out of their way to interrupt your visitation time. They could find ways to otherwise block your access to the child.
Symptoms of PAS can be varied, but many are indicative of a sudden downturn in the child’s opinion of you. This can include insults, disrespect, or your child coming up with active reasons to avoid visiting you. In some instances, a child may become visibly more uncomfortable around you or even express fears for their safety.
The battle to recognize and combat Parental Alienation Syndrome can be a long and difficult one. However, you’re not only helping yourself to repair your relationship with your child. You’re also helping them to escape a dangerous situation that is not good for their mental health. To learn more about handling PAS, call Keith Becker at 214-826-1038.