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Parental Alienation Is Real—We Can Help

Going through a divorce or separation is a difficult experience, especially when children are involved. The truth is, both parents can make poor decisions during this emotional time. Allegations can begin to fly around about bad parenting, and some parents will use divorce as a way to vent about all the issues they had during the marriage.

Some of these issues may be factual and legitimate; others may be lies. Some facts may be exaggerated to suit one parent’s story. It can be difficult for the court to figure out what’s fact and what’s fiction.

Case in Point

Take, for instance, this case that Conway, Pauley & Johnson P.C. helped resolve. Both parents, Jesse J. Coffman and Marcy R. Nichols, were what you would call good parents. However, one parent, Nichols, was attempting to control the other parent by making false allegations of abuse against that parent. 

Nichols was also alienating the other parent by making threats and using the court system as a weapon against the father of her children.

The court acknowledged that the father did have some prior history of anger issues. But, Nichols used the legal system to alienate the father and control him when he didn’t do what she wanted or didn’t agree to her terms. She went so far as to claim that Coffman tried to strike her with his car during a custody exchange of the children.

Sadly, this is not the first case in which one party tries to manipulate the other party using the court system. Luckily, with good legal representation, the wronged party can receive a just outcome to their custody case. 

Our firm was able to prove Nichols’ poor behavior using mental health experts and other evidence. The father was able to gain custody of the kids, with Nichols receiving visitation. Shared custody would be possible if Nichols lived closer to the father.

How We Could Help You

Every divorce case is unique, and different problems will pop up. However, parental alienation is a real problem that the courts are starting to pay attention to.

If it’s a problem that you are dealing with, you might need to get legal help. If you feel like the other party in your divorce or child custody case is trying to manipulate you, you can get a lawyer to help rectify the situation. If you believe the other party is trying to alienate you from your own children, a lawyer can help.

Get in Contact with a Divorce and Family Lawyer in Nebraska

It has been proved that kids need to have healthy relationships with both parents in order to live a happy life. If one parent is attempting to shove out the other parent, this is not good for the kids. Because the court cares most about the well-being of the children, it will pay close attention to any evidence that parental alienation is occurring.

No matter what divorce or child custody issue you’re dealing with, a Nebraska divorce and family lawyer can help. We can look at your case and find ways to show the court how you’re being wronged and work toward the case outcome you’re after. Call Conway, Pauley & Johnson P.C. at 402-462-5187 or fill out the form below for your case evaluation.


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