Do the judges in this stated consider parental alienation a serious issue? My ex regularly speaks ill of me to our 11 yo daughter. She goes as far as putting negative posts about me online which my daughter will have access to if she doesn’t already. I think this is emotionally damaging to my daughter, but I am not sure that it would be considered so by the courts…at least not enough to grant me full custody. Is this true?
Yes, parental alienation is definitely one of many factors that a judge will consider when determining custody. Ultimately the judge will make a decision in the best interests of the child after hearing all of the facts and evidence. If one paren’t is bad mouthing the other parent or pushing the child to limit contact with the other parent, judges certainly frown on this behavior.