In part 7 of this 7 part series, we discuss the Primary Caregiver factor.
Another highly important factor is a parent’s willingness to foster and encourage a close and continuing relationship between the children and the other parent. This means that the parent encourages the children to like, love, respect, communicate with, and see the other parent.
Examples of not doing this:
Whether parents like each other or not, their children are entitled to love and bond with each parent. Only in the limited situations described above should a parent interrupt a child’s relationship with their other parent. Courts have changed custody in extreme cases of parental alienation.
However, there are limited situations when one parent encourages the relationship and the child simply refuses. This situation can complicate a case.
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