Often, one of the most
damaging effects of a difficult, highly contested divorce is parental
alienation. Parental alienation occurs when one parent purposefully encourages a
child to disengage with the other parent and/or denigrate the other parent.
Typical methods include: badmouthing the parent, denying visitation rights
through geographical relocation or other means, using the psychological threat
of detachment, and withdrawing affection and other tactics.
The issue is extremely
complex and difficult to assess -- especially initially. For pre-school age or
younger children, the harmful effects of parental alienation may not be apparent
for several years. New research studies showing the negative psychological
effects of parental alienation syndrome or PAS are receiving much greater
attention as the divorce rate in the United States continues to exceed the 50%
mark, and more and more families are affected. Divorce lawyers in Palm Beach
County vary in their experience and expertise in these situations. Charles
Jamieson works hard to stay abreast of the latest research. His knowledge and
experience make him a leader among Florida attorneys.
The issue affects not only
the parents in a divorce, but grandparents and other "extended family" members
as well. Too often, the precious bonds that a child has developed with his or
her grandparents, aunts, uncles, step brothers and step sisters are battered or
broken due to the selfish, ugliness a parent exhibits to get back at the other
spouse. Grandparent custody and grandparent visitation have become common
concerns. The courts recognize with increasing frequency the importance of the
grandparent relationship. However, the law in Florida may not be sympathetic to
grandparents. Using his experience and creativity, Charles Jamieson often finds
solutions to create and legally maintain grandparents relationship with their
In a parental alienation
situation when one parent uses tactics of hostility with a child, the dynamics
of custody changes. A new custody evaluation may be in the best future interests
of the child. Enlisting the legal advice of an expert can help a parent with an
alienated child evaluate their options and pursue the proper course of action.
The most qualified family law attorneys are familiar with the latest research on
the topic, have an extensive network of experts in the fields of child
developmental psychology, the sociology of relationships, and have the knowledge
of the relevant legal principles to assist them in protecting and defending a
parent's right to pursue a healthy relationship with their child. It is vitally
important that these matters are handled with extreme sensitivity, care and
professionalism to ensure the best interests of the child. The welfare of
children is of utmost importance to Charles Jamieson. Frequently, the children
are forgotten as parents fight for child custody rights and wage child custody
Responsible parents have
the right to have a positive, loving relationship with their children. And,
children deserve to grow up in a psychologically healthy relationship with their
parents. Too often Florida child support and child visitation rights become the
issues former spouses use to vent their anger and hostility. As research
suggests, emotional dysfunction for the child can follow him or her far into
their future relationships with others.
Changes Custody Dynamics
In a parental alienation
situation, enlisting the legal advice of an expert such as Charles D. Jamieson
can help a parent with an alienated child evaluate their options and pursue the
proper course of action. For over 25 years, Charles D. Jamieson has led efforts
to protect parental rights during divorce. He is a staunch advocate of
protecting the best interests of children to develop stable, consistent
relationships with the adults in their lives whenever possible.
When one parent uses
tactics of hostility with a child, the dynamics of custody change. A new custody
evaluation may be in the best future interests of the child. Mr. Jamieson
handles matters of extreme sensitivity with care and professionalism to look
after children at the center. His access to the latest research and extensive
network of experts in the fields of child developmental psychology, the
sociology of relationships, and relevant legal principles helps him protect and
defend a client's rights to pursue a healthy relationship with their children.
In addition to representing clients, Attorney Jamieson also acts as a legal
consultant or cross-examiner in matters of parental alienation.
Contact a Lawyer about
If parental alienation has
affected you, please contact us online or call 561/478-0312. Charles D. Jamieson
will be happy to evaluate your situation.