In cases where mothers refuse to allow access to children or otherwise dominate and interfere with the relationship of a father and his children, Parental Alienation may be occurring and is countered with the right legal representation.

When paternity is presumed valid and unless prevented otherwise by protective orders, fathers have primary legal rights to their children including: the right to physical possession, direction of religious and moral training, designation of the residence of the child, duty to care for, provide for, and discipline the child, among other rights. A mother cannot interfere with a father’s rights because she simply does not wish for him to have a relationship with their children. 

If you are in a situation where alienation is occurring and interfering with your rights and responsibilities to your child(ren), contact us today to learn about the legal options available to you.