Brockton, MA asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Probate for Massachusetts

Q: Why doesn't MA take parental alienation seriously?

I have exhausted all options I could think to do. Modifications, motions, emergency motions, DCF reports, attempted to have a GAL appointed, ARC attorney only telling court her wishes. Nobody sees an issue with this. A good relationship to a nonexistent one. The hate and anger coming from my child is atrocious. She has always been told the truth by me. I had an open honest loving fun relationship with her. The end result was counseling. I already found it but the hour drive to my house is too far for her father. I did most of the driving or else I didn't see her. I filed contempt twice but now she is refusing visits. We didn't need counseling until her father accused me of drugs abuse which I already proved to be false. I'm being forced to switch counselors closer to his home. I co-parent my son with my ex-husband and absolutely no problems. She doesn't feel safe being with me because she feels pressured to talk. They are grasping at straws because they have nothing on me. I'm pro se.

1 Lawyer Answer
Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Woburn, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Not sure what you are trying to do at this point. If counseling is ordered then you should comply with the Court's Order. Is there a review hearing date? If so you will need to report that counseling has not gone well and are concerned that there should be separate individual counseling for the child. Perhaps you need a Modification to accomplish this . You should seek representation by counsel.

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