If the parties have children, one of the worst things to do is to try to get them to side with one parent or the other. Parental alienation is one of the factors a court will consider when it comes to a final award of custody. It is always in the best interest of the children for the parents to talk to the children together about what is going on, assuring them that they both love them and will continue to have a family, just a family with a different structure. Getting an appointment for both parents with a good child-oriented mental health professional will in the end benefit the whole family.
Feedback from Clients"The collaborative process helped us find a dignified path through this difficult process. It allowed us to keep our primary goal, the best interest of our children, front and center. Susan was ALWAYS supportive, understanding and sympathetic, but also firm when necessary. I can't say enough good words."