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Protecting Children from Alienation

Posted by admin on April 27th, 2006

Is it possible to protect your children from alienation? Since, this type of injustice has been going on throughout history without much notice; it is going to be an uphill battle to get the powers to be to listen.

The most important thing to remember is not to give up. If you are the parent that is being alienated, do not give up on your children. Your children need you for your love, affection and support.

One way in which this behavior can be nipped in the bud is by the courts recognizing this is a major problem affecting our society and taking the steps to ensure that it stops. Some of these steps may include:

* Joint custody, when possible, except in the cases of abuse when the children were the target.

* Stiffer penalties when visitation is withheld such as fines and jail time.

* Listen to parents that are being alienated.

* More laws regarding visitation rights.

The courts have always gone after parents that could not pay or would not pay child support. Some states have laws regarding child support that state that when a parent does not pay child support, they can lose any and all types of license, their visitation rights, and even their parental rights. These types of stiff laws regarding child support should also be implemented when it comes to visitation. Many times, child support payments were not made because of the custodial parents moving and alienating themselves and the children from the parent that is suppose to pay. Even in cases where the parent that was ordered to pay child support never received a copy of the divorce papers and they were not even filed until years after the divorce was final, parental rights were taken away for non-payment of child support.

If the courts are going to be so strong willed on child support payments because it is in the best interest of the children, then the laws should be just as stiff on parents that are refusing visitation rights. It is in the best interest of the children to have a healthy and happy relationship with both parents and the laws need to be changed to ensure this is done.

Talk with your attorney and laws makers, get involved and get laws changed regarding visitation rights. In order to protect our children against alienation, the law and the courts must protect the rights of parents and children when it comes to visitation and parental rights.

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