Threats/attempts at parental alienation


#1

What recourse is available when there are repeated threats and attempts to tell the child bad things about the parent they primarly reside with? (we do not have a custody agreement in place but the 4-year pattern is that dad has them every other weekend) The latest example is that he wanted to bring him home a night early or drop him off at 5:30 am so he could go to the gym, and I told him I had plans for the evening and didn’t feel like dropping him off that early was in our son’s best interests. He then said he would tell our son that I don’t want to see him and hung up on me. He then texted to say he was going to tell our children about an affair I had 4 years ago.

Is there any way to make this behavior stop?


#2

If you go to court and file a child custody claim, the judge can include in the court order a provision about disparaging remarks and alienation of the love of the children to protect you in the future.