Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) is a disorder in which a child, on an ongoing basis, belittles and insults one parent without justification. The beliefs of the child are generally a result of indoctrination by the other parent, which occurs almost exclusively from a child custody dispute. If you feel that your ex-spouse is turning your child against you, call child custody modification attorney Ashley J. Scott at 713-255-2097.
PAS and Your Rights as a Parent
The behavior of both parents is carefully considered during the determination of custody process. Texas courts tend to favor the opinion of the child, so it is important to document any evidence that indicates that your ex-spouse is manipulating the beliefs your child has of you.
Oftentimes, though, PAS only becomes apparent after the custody and visitation order has been finalized. Luckily, it is not too late. If you feel that your ex-spouse has intentionally poisoned your children’s image of you, you may file a modification petition to the court.
The court will then review your claim and consider altering the existing visitation or custody agreement. The Law Office of Ashley J. Scott can request a psychological evaluation of the child and/or the other parent. The court will deny your motion or approve the modification according to the evidence provided.
A Reliable Houston Custody Modification Attorney
Do not let your ex-spouse ruin your relationship with your children. Please call Ashley J. Scott, PLLC at 713-255-2097 to learn more about how Parental Alienation Syndrome is grounds for custody modification.