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Divorce and Parental Alienation and Child Custody and Child Support and College Tuition and College Expenses

Feb 19, 2016 @ 12:06 PM — by Michael Green

Divorce and Parental Alienation and Child Custody and Child Support and College Tuition and College Expenses.  In a divorce matter where one parent has turned the children against the other parent, a claim of parental alienation may be pursued in the form of a cause of action of intentional infliction of emotional distress.  A party that causes children to denigrate another parent, speak derogatorily about another parent, not have a relationship with the other parent, is participating in parental alienation.  If parental alienation does exist, in the case of college tuition and expenses, the Court may find that the other party is not responsible for college tuition and expenses where the child does not speak to the other parent and does not involve that parent in decision making.  There are even cases in New York, outside of New Jersey, where if parental alienation is found, child support may be suspended.  Thus far, New Jersey has not gone that far.  If you require a NJ divorce lawyer or NJ divorce attorney in a parental alienation case, please contact our office to help you with your child custody matter at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119, in our East Brunswick or Fort Lee offices.  

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