The mom of my 3 year has been showing signs of alienating me. My daughter has toys or things she likes to bring to moms, things to remind her of dad, but mom tosses them outside infront of me or just never brings them back and claims they're lost. This happened with bears, backbags, a coat (?) and multiple knickknacks.
I call during the week to say hello to my daughter, I get no answer. I understand it's her parenting time but we always allow each other to speak to her. It's been over 3 months and she won't let me speak to her, even on Thanksgiving. The mother filed a motion to cut my parenting time in half, but it didn't go through since there was no change in circumstance. Ever since that hearing in August 2019, almost every drop off my daughter comes in tears as if scared to see me, which has never happened before, only when she filed that motion. Mom & bf curse at me, refuses to let me say goodbye, doesn't tell me about urgent care or doctor visits, works overnights and does not tell me who watches her, goes days without seeing her due to job and then tells me I can't have her during holidays.
The last lawyer I consulted with says I don't "have enough" to file for custody
Alienation is taken seriously by many judges but it can be a difficult issue to address. Sit down with an experienced family law attorney to discuss the facts, develop/collect proofs and explore options such as counseling, drop off at a neutral location, changes to the parenting time schedule. Best of luck to you.
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