Parental alienation can play an important role in New Jersey DYFS cases. In one case, our client was alleged to have abused the child. Eventually, it was determined that these allegations were false and that it was the other parent coached the child into making false statements. As a result, the other parent was found to have abused the child.
DYFS experts can also use parental alienation to limit contact with that parent. Consider the case of DYFS v. B.M. in which the court noted:
Dr. Lipton opined that it might be possible to allow defendant to have some unsupervised visits with the child. However, he acknowledged that defendant’s history of parental alienation might pose a problem, and to that extent, unsupervised visits could represent “a high risk situation” for the child. Asked directly, Lipton did not recommend that the child be returned to defendant’s custody; he opined it would be counterproductive to the child’s interests.
Regardless of what side of the case you are on, if your DYFS case involves parental alienation, you need a lawyer that understands both the DYFS procedures and parental alienation. Call us anytime at 1-855-9-JEFLAW.